President dismisses first deputy chief of Ukraine's foreign intelligence agency

President dismisses first deputy chief of Ukraine's foreign intelligence agency

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko says that he has dismissed Serhiy Semochko from the position of the First Deputy Chief of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine on April 12.

The President made a corresponding statement at the National Sports Complex “Olimpiysky” in Kyiv, where he arrived to participate in the pre-election debate with presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Serhiy Semochko, the First Deputy Chief of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine, was dismissed from his position on Friday,” Poroshenko stressed.

As reported, on October 1, 2018, the investigative journalism program “Nashi Hroshi with Denys Bihus” made public the information that Serhiy Semochko had expensive real estate and his relatives had Russian citizenship.

On October 16, the Security Service of Ukraine reported that they were checking the information regarding Semochko as part of the criminal proceedings under Part 1 of Article 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

Afterwards, Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine Artem Sytnik reported that the detectives had opened a criminal case against First Deputy Chief of the Foreign Intelligence Service Serhiy Semochko under Part 3 of Article 368-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

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