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Zelenskyy appoints Major General Anatolii Barhylevych as head of General Staff of Armed Forces of Ukraine


Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, has appointed Major General Anatolii Barhylevych as the head of the General Staff of Ukraine as recommended by Commander-in-Chief Oleksandr Syrskyi.

Source: address of Zelenskyy

Quote: “Today, I held meetings with the command of our Defense and Security Forces of Ukraine and Defense Minister Rustem Umierov. Here are the results of the meetings: first, I replaced the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. I thank Lieutenant General Serhii Shaptala for his service during these two years of war. Upon the proposal of Commander-in-Chief Oleksandr Syrskyi, I appointed Major General Anatolii Barhylevych as the new Chief of the General Staff. An experienced individual, he understands the tasks of this war and Ukrainian goals.”

Details: Zelenskyy also reported that Syrskyi had chosen the candidates for the offices of his Deputy Heads, and the President will sign corresponding decrees. The Deputy Heads of the General Staff were chosen as well.

Background: Just four month ago Anatolii Barhylevych became a Commander of Ukraine’s Territorial Defence Forces instead of Ihor Tantsiura.

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