14 July 2024,   14:07
Zelensky replaces Ukraine military’s joint forces commander

Ukrainian President announced the replacement of the joint forces commander of the country’s armed forces.

“I decided to replace the Commander of the Joint Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Lieut. Gen. Yuriy Sodol, with Brig. Gen. Andriy Hnatov”, - Volodymyr Zelensky said in an evening video address.

Sodol was appointed to the role in February and previously served as commander of the Ukrainian Navy’s Marine Corps. Zelensky did not specify the reason for his replacement.

As Reuters writes, Sodol’s removal 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”.