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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has made a significant change at the helm of Ukraine’s armed forces, appointing Oleksandr Syrsky as the new chief following the dismissal of General Valerii Zaluzhny.

President Zelenskyy, in his statement on X, acknowledged Zaluzhny’s contributions, stating, “The tasks of 2022 are different from those of 2024. Therefore, everyone must change and adapt to the new realities as well in order to win together.” General Zaluzhny, addressing his departure, said, “The war does not remain the same. War changes and demands change. New approaches and new strategies are needed.”

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In light of these changes, President Zelenskyy has emphasized the urgent need for a comprehensive strategy that adapts to the current battlefield realities. He said, “A realistic, detailed action plan for the Armed Forces of Ukraine for 2024 should be on the table, taking into account the real situation on the battlefield now and the prospects.” The president’s call for change comes at a time when Ukraine is grappling with challenges in ammunition supply and personnel.


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