Andrii Kostin, the Prosecutor General, has signed an order on the dismissal of Oleksii Symonenko, the Deputy Prosecutor General, after Ukrainska Pravda’s investigation regarding the official's vacation in Spain.
Source: Press service of Prosecutor’s General Office
Quote: "General Prosecutor Andrii Kostin signed an order on the dismissal of Deputy Prosecutor General Oleksii Symonenko from his administrative position at his will."
- On 23 January, Ukrainska Pravda reported that Symonenko, who went on vacation to Spain at the end of 2022, had written a resignation letter.
- Symonenko went on vacation to Spain in the Mercedes belonging to Hryhorii Kozlovskyi, a Lviv businessman and parliament member, and was accompanied by Kozlovskyi's bodyguard.
- Ukraine’s National Security and Defence Council decided that during martial law, government officials could travel outside of Ukraine only on official business trips.