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The Verkhovna Radа, Ukraine's parliament, has appointed First Deputy Chief of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine Ivan Bakanov as the SBU head.

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The relevant decision was backed by 319 MPs registered in the session hall, an UNIAN correspondent reported on August 29.

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Speaking at the Parliament session hall, Bakanov noted the need to reform the Security Service of Ukraine.

The official also appealed to the parliamentarians to adopt a new law on the SBU, which "will eliminate destructive competition between law enforcement agencies."