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Poroshenko officially appoints Ukraine's new acting Security Service chief

June 18, 2015, 19:04 UTC+3
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MOSCOW, June 18 /TASS/. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday signed a decree appointing Vasily Gritsak acting head of Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU), the presidential website reported.

Vasily Gritsak was born in Ukraine’s Rovno region in 1967. He graduated from the historical faculty of the Pedagogical Institute in the city of Lutsk, Western Ukraine. He started his career as the head of the general service department of the State Security Committee (KGB) for the Rovno region. Since 1999, he has held several posts at anti-terror committees. He was the head of the Kiev branch of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU).

From 2009 to 2014, Gritsak was SBU’s first deputy chief and the head of the main department for fighting against corruption and organized crime. Gritsak has been heading SBU’s Anti-Terror Center since 2014.

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