Zelenskyy did not explain reasons for Zaluzhnyi's dismissal
The problem is not that Zelenskyy dismissed Zaluzhnyi (this is his right), but that he did not explain the reasons for this decision.
After harassment of the Commander-in-Chief of Ukraine's Armed Forces with tame angry dogs on the Internet and in the Parliament, the dismissal looks like a result of political jealousy.
There is another possible reason. In his interview with Carlson, Putin talked about negotiations. If this is true, Zelenskyy's new military and civilian managers must be 100 per cent manageable to keep both the army and society in line during times of controversy.
Zaluzhnyi has too much public support for this.
It is strange to say that General Syrskyi has any different methods from Zaluzhnyi. He is older and has worked in Zaluzhnyi's team until now. In general, this is an acceptable decision, but definitely not an innovative one.
Syrskyi's main advantage is that he is not as popular as Zaluzhnyi.
In a democratic society, a leader would use this popularity wisely to strengthen himself and share responsibility for decision-making. In an authoritarian society, only one person can make decisions. But it happens that sometimes power is concentrated in democracies. Then the leader is responsible for the mistakes of many.
About the author. Mykola Kniazhytskyi, journalist, Member of Parliament of Ukraine.
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