Zelensky denied rumors about Zaluzhnyʼs possible resignation

Oleg Panfilovych

President Volodymyr Zelensky denied rumors about plans to transfer the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Valeriy Zaluzhny to another position.

He said about this at a press conference following the results of the Crimean Platform summit.

"I do not plan to transfer Zaluzhny anywhere. It is very important that commanders work in different directions. These are Zaluzhny, and [Commander of the Operational Command "South" Andriy] Kovalchuk, and [Commander of the Ground Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Oleksandr] Syrskyi, I donʼt want to name them all. This team exists, it works. The key indicator is that we are holding on [on our positions]. So the rating [of our command] is high. When we win, it will be the highest grade," the president said.

Previously, information appeared in the mass media about the possible resignation of Zaluzhny from the position of commander-in-chief and appointment to the position of Minister of Defense.

  • At the beginning of August, the Security Service of Ukraine reported about the liquidation of the bot farm, which spread fakes about the conflict between the Office of the President and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny, and also led a campaign to discredit First Lady Olena Zelenska.