Several high officials in Ukraine have today announced their resignations amid high-level corruption allegations during the war with Russia, France Press reports. Deputy Defence Minister, Viacheslav Shapovalov, and the deputy head of Ukraine’s presidential office, Kyrylo Tymoshenko are among the high officials to have stepped down. Deputy prosecutor General Oleksiy Symonenko has also resigned amid allegations about a holiday he spent with his family in Spain after Ukraine’s National Security and Defence Council had banned state officials from leaving the country during martial law. Amid all these allegations, which threaten to dampen the West’s enthusiasm to help the government in Kyiv, president Zelensky has pledged to launch a staff shake-up in the central and local administrations including at top level. Ukraine’s endemic corruption has been overlooked since the beginning of the Russian invasion, but fighting the scourge is one of the key conditions for the country to join the European Union.