President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has appointed Serhiy Naumyuk as deputy head of the Security Service of Ukraine. The decree to this effect was published on the president's website.
Naumyuk was a candidate for the position of director of the National Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU). He had been working at the NABU since its inception, heading the Second and Fourth Detective Divisions.
After the start of the full-scale invasion, he was mobilised to the SBU unit, but in February 2023 he said that he planned to return to work at the NABU.
In the competition for the position of NABU director, Naumyuk passed the first stage and was admitted to the interview. According to the Judicial and Legal Newspaper, the interview raised questions about the Russian citizenship of Naumyuk's father and brother. His parents lived in the occupied part of Luhansk Region, and his brother went to work in Moscow after 2015.
Naumyuk said that both his brother and parents moved to the United States after the outbreak of full-scale war and applied to give up their Russian passports. "In 2015, for certain domestic reasons, my father and brother were forced to obtain Russian passports. Later they gave them up," Naumyuk said at the time.
Prior to this confession, Naumyuk denied the Russian citizenship of his relatives in a comment to Skhemy journalists.
In addition to Russian passports, the commission had questions about the real estate of the candidate's relatives.