Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy dismissed Gen. Valerii Zaluzhnyi.

The long rumored moment is here. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed a decree on the dismissal of Gen. Valerii Zaluzhnyi from the post of Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.

As the reasons for the dismissals were named the need to review the tactics, which didn’t bring desired results last year and prevent stagnation of the frontline.

According to, the presidential office is now preparing decrees to dismiss at least part of Zaluzhny’s team, including Lt. Gen. Serhiy Shaptala.

Col. Gen. Oleksandr Syrskyi

Ukrainian President appointed Col. Gen. Oleksandr Syrskyi as the new Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. Syrskyi organized and led the defense of Kyiv in 2022, and was one of the main commanders during the Kharkiv offensive in September 2022. Prior to the appointment, he was the commander of Khortytsia Strategic Grouping of Troops.

A new management team, under the command of Syrskyi, will take over the leadership of the Armed Forces – Brig. Gen. Andrii Hnatov (commander of Strategic Grouping of Troops Odesa), Brig. Gen. Mykhailo Drapaty (commander of Tactical Grouping of Troops Kherson), Brig. Gen. Ihor Skybyuk (deputy commander of Air Assault Troops), Col. Pavel Palisa (commander of 93rd Mechanized Brigade) and Col. Vadym Sukharevskyi (commander of 59th Motorized Brigade).

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