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Illia Vitiuk, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) cybersecurity chief, has been suspended pending consideration of the investigative outlet Slidstvo.Info’s revelations, Interfax-Ukraine reported on April 9, citing a statement from the SBU’s press service.

According to a recent investigation by Slidstvo.Info, Vitiuk’s wife started making big earnings after her husband was appointed to the job, and bought an apartment in a premium residential complex in Kyiv below the market price.

The outlet said that its journalist who led the investigation, Yevhenii Shulhat, was later targeted by enlistment officers in retaliation.

The enlistment office employees who approached Shulhat last week in a Kyiv shopping center and accused him of evading military service were allegedly accompanied by an SBU official from Vitiuk’s department, Slidstvo.Info claimed.

“For the duration of the inquiry into the circumstances disclosed by Slidstvo.Info journalists, the head of the SBU, Vasyl Maliuk, suspended… Vitiuk from his official duties,” the SBU’s press service told Interfax-Ukraine.


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