Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has dismissed Vladislav Bukharev from the post of head of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine and appointed him First Deputy Chief of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine.

Relevant decrees (681/2019 and 682/2019) of Sept 11 have been posted on the president's website.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Zelensky appointed Bukharev head of the Foreign Intelligence Service on June 11.

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On Aug 29, the Verkhovna Radа, Ukraine's parliament, appointed Ivan Bakanov Head of the SBU.

Addressing legislators, Bakanov noted the need to reform the Security Service of Ukraine.