Ukraine: Zelenskyy fires top commander after claims his soldiers suffered heavy losses

Source: NBC News

“President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Monday he had replaced the commander of the Joint Forces of Ukraine’s Armed Forces, Lt. Gen. Yuri Sodol, after reports surfaced that he had performed badly in the 28-month-old war against Russia. Zelenskyy, speaking in his nightly video address, gave no reason for the dismissal. He said Sodol had been replaced by Brigadier-General Andriy Hnatov in the post, which involves strategic planning of operations. Sodol’s removal, one of a series of personnel changes, followed publication of a letter by the head of Ukraine’s revered Azov regiment, Bohdan Krotevych, in which he alleged that Sodol’s actions had led to serious military setbacks. In a post on the Telegram messaging app, Krotevych did not identify Sodol by name, but said an unnamed general ‘has killed more Ukrainian soldiers than any Russian general.'” (06/25/24)