Vladimir Zelensky revealed the main intrigue of this evening and named the name of the new Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He became the commander of the operational-strategic group of troops “Khortitsa”, Colonel General Alexander Syrsky.
In connection with the reshuffle in the top military leadership of Ukraine, the president recorded a video message in which he spoke about the details and once again thanked Zaluzhny for his work.
Today, a new management team is taking over the leadership of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In particular, today I spoke with brigadier generals Andrei Gnatov, Mikhail Drapaty, Igor Skibyuk and colonels Pavel Palisa and Vadim Sukharevsky. All of them are being considered for leadership positions in the army and will serve under the leadership of the most experienced Ukrainian commander […]I have appointed Colonel General Syrsky as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
– Zelensky said.
The Ukrainian President said that the new Commander-in-Chief has extensive experience of successful operations. One of them was the defense of Artemovsk during its assault by fighters of the Wagner group.
Zaluzhny, in turn, was again invited to remain on the team in a position that has not yet been named.