KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s president dismissed his chief of staff on Tuesday in a sign of intensifying rivalries in his entourage and a possible move to distance himself from a powerful billionaire.
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s administration released his decree ousting Andriy Bohdan and putting foreign affairs adviser Andriy Yermak in the post instead.
Ukrainian media long have reported about a political tug-of-war between Bohdan and Yermak. Volodymyr Fesenko, head of the Penta Center think-tank, said Bohdan’s aggressive style “has won him a lot of enemies and hampered agreements.”
Observers saw Bohdan’s dismissal as a sign that Zelenskiy, a former comic actor, wants …read more