Zelensky reported this information, URA-Inform reports.
President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky on February 9, in his evening video message, announced regular personnel changes in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He noted that he held a meeting with the command of the Defense and Security Forces of Ukraine, as well as the Minister of Defense Rustem Umerov.
“According to the results of the meetings: first, he replaced the head General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. I thank Lieutenant General Sergei Shaptali for his service during these two years of war. At the suggestion of Commander-in-Chief Alexander Syrsky, he appointed Major General Anatoly Bargilevich as the new Chief of the General Staff. An experienced person understands the tasks of this war and Ukrainian goals,” Zelensky noted.
The President added that on February 9, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Alexander Syrsky also decided on the candidates for deputies. The head of state will sign the corresponding decrees. In addition, deputy chiefs of the General Staff have already been identified.
«All the guys are combat, professional, each with a clear knowledge of the front and the real needs of Ukrainian soldiers& #187;, added the head of state.
We recall that it was previously reported what the Ukrainian Armed Forces soldiers think about Syrsky’s appointment: the media found out how sad the military’s thoughts are.