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Zaluzhnyi's resignation was impossible to avoid - NGU reserve major Hetman

9 February, 2024 Friday
11:31

Oleksiy Hetman, a reserve major of the National Guard of Ukraine (NGU) and a veteran of the Russian-Ukrainian war, said that Zelenskyy and Zaluzhnyi needed to negotiate so that the resignation would not cause internal tension in the country

He shared his opinions with Espreso TV.

"The President and Zaluzhnyi had to agree to make sure that the resignation, which was unavoidable, would not cause internal tension in our country. So that it did not cause resonance among people. This does not mean that everyone is satisfied and will take it easy," Hetman said.

According to the reserve major, there is no need to vent emotions now.

"I urge my fellow comrades who may be dissatisfied with this decision to remain calm and refrain from expressing their concerns on social media. Engaging in such discussions will not contribute positively to our situation. If there is a genuine desire to bring about positive change for the country, let us channel our energy constructively," Hetman emphasized.

  • On February 8, Ukrainian Armed Forces' Commander-in-Chief Valeriy Zaluzhnyi met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to discuss the need to renew the military leadership. Later, it was reported that Zaluzhnyi was resigning. 
  • On February 8, 2024, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced that Colonel General Oleksandr Syrskyi would become the new Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
  • The deputy commander of the artillery division, Major Pavlo Kyshkar, said that the military was looking forward to further personnel decisions in the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
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