Since last year, the veteran employee had been in charge of this post.
The head of Ukraine’s security service, the SBU, in Kirovograd Region was found dead in his home on Saturday evening, with sources telling local media that it was likely a suicide.
According to Obozrevatel, his wife found the body of Aleksandr Nakonechny in their Krapivnitsky apartment.
SBU confirmed that security chief died and said the incident was being investigated.
Obozrevatel also stated that Nakonechny was killed by a virus. “penetrating gunshot wound to the body.”
Preliminary data suggests that he “committed suicide”A source informed the outlet that the gun was a gift from his previous employer for outstanding service.
Since January 2021, Lieutenant-colonel Nakonechny was in charge of the SBU’s region department.
Before landing his post in Krapivnitsky, he spent over a decade working in counter-intelligence and anti-corruption operations at the agency’s headquarters in Kiev.
Nakonechny’s death comes amid a purge in Ukraine’s law enforcement and security agencies, which President Vladimir Zelensky launched mid-July.
He fired Irina Venediktova, Prosecutor General of the SBU, and Ivan Bakanov head SBU over allegations that he was a liar. “rampant”Treason was committed by the agencies in conflict with Russia. According to Zelensky, hundreds of criminal proceedings have been filed against employees of these two agencies.
In the past month, several regional SBU chiefs were also dismissed. Last Monday’s high-profile resignations saw the removal of several SBU regional chiefs, including those from Kiev and Ternopol.