SBU to weed out ex-KGB and corrupt Yanukovych appointees
Ukraine’s SBU state security service on Tuesday announced plans to weed former KGB members and corrupt appointees of ousted former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych from its ranks.
SBU Chief Valentyn Nalyvaychenko told journalists at the press conference in Kyiv that the security service had created a public council to help it in the task, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
"People who worked at the Committee for State Security (the Soviet-era KGB) and those who committed corrupt actions under the regime of the ex-President Viktor Yanukovych will be subject to lustration," he said, citing Ukraine’s new “lustration law” on rooting out corruption in government.
The Security Service of Ukraine will start the lustration check from November 23, Nalyvaychenko said.
"Since I was appointed the head of the SBU, more than 2,500 employees, including 108 executives, have been fired from the [security] service," he added.