Ukrainian commander says he learnt about sacking from information experiences as Zelensky’s reshuffle continues | EUROtoday

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A Ukrainian commander main his nation’s northern forces in opposition to the Russian invasion says he solely came upon he had been fired by Volodymyr Zelensky from studying information experiences.

General Serhiy Nayev misplaced his job as a part of a serious reshuffle in Ukraine’s army.

“I learnt about my dismissal from the post of commander of the Joint Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which I’d held since 2020, from the mass media,” General Nayev stated on his official Telegram channel on Sunday.

“Those were difficult times. One of the most difficult periods in the history of Ukraine. And together with you, we walked this path with dignity,” the Lieutenant General stated, as he expressed gratitude to Ukrainian troopers for his or her service.

General Nayev was answerable for Ukraine’s army counterattack in opposition to Russian forces within the northern a part of the war-hit nation. He stated he was assured in Ukraine’s victory.

A presidential decree on Sunday confirmed General Nayev’s dismissal from the place of the chief commander of the joint forces, and introduced the appointment of Yurii Sodol, beforehand the commander of the Ukrainian Navy’s marines, as his alternative, reported Ukrainian information web site Ukrainska Pravda.

In February final yr, General Sodol had known as on Russian forces to flee or give up to Ukrainian forces.

“…otherwise it’s the fate of a fertiliser on someone else’s land; a black bag or disability awaits you, this is your ‘happy’ future. Unlike you, we know what we are fighting for, we are united, we are one,” he had stated.

In a serious reset within the army ranks simply in need of the two-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Mr Zelensky has changed army leaders together with commander-in-chief Valeriy Zaluzhny. After a collection of disagreements, the president known as for a “united approach across the whole front line and a new vision for the war, mobilisation and recruitment”.

His new chief is Colonel General Oleksandr Syrsky, beforehand commander of the nation’s floor forces, who’s now tasked with revitalising Ukraine’s lagging defence in opposition to a resurgent Russia.

Ukraine has confronted a rise in assaults by Vladimir Putin’s forces each on the bottom and within the air in latest weeks, with a long-expected counteroffensive by Kyiv that began final summer time having failed to realize again the extent of territory from Russian forces that Ukraine would have hoped.

Much of the 600-mile frontline has moved little in latest months, however Russia is trying to make positive aspects of its personal in areas of japanese and northern Ukraine. This scenario has been exacerbated by a failure by the US Congress to comply with contemporary army help for Ukraine after the earlier help ran out in December.