Among the officials who lost their jobs Tuesday were Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Vyacheslav Shapovalov and five regional governors. Ukrainian Deputy Prosecutor General Oleksiy Symonenko resigned after the country's media reported he went on vacation to Spain over New Year’s — a move widely seen as decadent when many are struggling through winter with limited electricity because of Russian attacks. On Monday, Zelenskyy banned public officials from traveling abroad for anything other than work.
Shapovalov and the ousted prosecutor did not respond to a request for comment. NBC News has not verified the reports of his travel.