• 18/04/2024 16:38

Zelensky signed decrees on the dismissal of Zaluzhny and the appointment of Syrsky to the post of Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Previously, Vladimir Zelensky announced these personnel decisions.

Zelensky signed decrees on the dismissal of Zaluzhny and the appointment of Syrsky to the post of Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Vladimir Zelensky Valery Zaluzhny from the post of Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

p >

This is stated in Decree of the President of Ukraine No. 59/2024 of February 8, 2024.

In addition, by Decree No. 60/2024 of February 8, 2024, Vladimir Zelensky appointed Alexander Syrsky as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine .

Before this, Zelensky, by his decree No. 58/2024, dismissed Colonel General Alexander Syrsky from the post of commander of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Dismissal of Zaluzhny

  • In the summer of 2022, adviser to the head office of the President, Mikhail Podolyak denied rumors about the possible resignation of Zaluzhny and his transfer to the post of Minister of Defense.

  • Both Ukrainian and Western media wrote about a possible conflict between the Supreme Commander-in-Chief and the Commander-in-Chief. Such information began especially often after the results of the Ukrainian summer offensive.

  • Public rhetoric about Zaluzhny in political power escalated even more after his column and interview with The Economist, where he said that the war had reached a dead end.

  • Ermak’s deputy Igor Zhovkva decided to say that after the publication “they asked him in a panic,” we are at a dead end. He also decided to recommend that the military “comment less” on events at the front.

  • President Zelensky, in response to the publication, assured that there was no stalemate. He also believes that the involvement of generals in politics threatens national unity. This remark was made against the backdrop of a publication by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny regarding the deadlock in the war.

  • In December 2023, Defense Minister Umerov said that there were no plans to dismiss or replace the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny. That same December, Vladimir Zelensky told reporters that he had a “working relationship” with Zaluzhny. “He must be responsible for the result on the battlefield as commander-in-chief together with the General Staff, there are many questions,” the president said.

  • On January 29, information appeared simultaneously in several Ukrainian media about preparations for the dismissal of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny. However, Presidential Speaker Sergei Nikiforov, in communication with UP journalists, said that the President did not dismiss Zaluzhny.

  • ZN.UA wrote that Zelensky and Zaluzhny actually had a meeting on Monday, at which the commander-in-chief was “offered” to resign and receive an unspecified position of adviser or assistant. The publication's sources reported that in response to this proposal, Zaluzhny said that it was the right of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief to decide with whom to work. But, according to them, he did not write a report and does not intend to. On February 8, the president and Zaluzhny almost simultaneously announced a meeting and agreement that the Armed Forces of Ukraine needed changes.

  • Valery Zaluzhny has been commander-in-chief since July 2021.

lb.ua

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *