Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, in his regular nightly video address to his compatriots, said that he is not done with replacing high-ranking officials and that anyone who does not work according to strict standards will be fired.
British media reported that Zelenskyy responded to reports of corruption 11 months after the start of the war by firing more than a dozen senior officials last week.
In doing so, he promised that there would be no tolerance for illegal behavior or mismanagement.
In his last address of the night, Zelenskyy said his administration plans to introduce some new changes as part of efforts to continue the fast and complex negotiations that will secure Ukraine’s membership in the European Union.
Zelenskyy: “We continue the fight against corruption in the government”
He will host a summit of Ukraine and the European Union in Kyiv on Friday, February 3, where they will discuss the fastest start to negotiations for his country’s accession to the Union.
The summit between the EU and Ukraine was agreed upon a month ago when President Zelenskyy spoke with the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen.
“I look forward to meeting you in Ukraine soon.”, Von der Leyen wrote on Twitter.
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