Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky dismissed Vasyl Burba, head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine (GUR).
The relevant Decree (No. 307/2020) was signed on Wednesday, August 5,
On the same day, with Decree No. 308/2020, the head of state appointed a new GRU chief, Kyrylo Budanov.
Vasyl Burba took the GUR helm on October 15, 2016, after being appointed by the then President Petro Poroshenko's Decree.
As UNIAN reported earlier, on June 5, Volodymyr Zelensky appointed a new head of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine, Valeriy Kondratiuk, after dismissing Valeriy Yevdokimov.
In a recent op-ed Kondratiuk penned for ZN.ua, he said Russia could go for another military incursion in Ukraine.
The Kremlin views its army as a tool to satisfy foreign policy ambitions, so issuing an order to invade another state is only a matter of time and opportunity for Moscow, he wrote.