Volodymyr Zelenskyy has appointed Oleksandr Poklad as head of the counterintelligence department
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy has appointed a new head of the counterintelligence department of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU). The decree was published on the website of the head of state.
The post was taken by Alexander Poklad. According to Zaxid.net, he was the head of the fifth directorate of the counterintelligence department and led a special operation to arrest Major General of the SBU Valery Shaitanov, suspected of working for Russia.
The previous head of the SBU counterintelligence department was fired the day before.
On November 26, the President of Ukraine said at a press conference that the ex-head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense Vasily Burba proposed a special operation to detain the fighters of the Russian private military company (PMC) Wagner after Zelensky himself decided to fire him.