Zelensky sacked senior military commander without giving reasons


On Sunday, the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky sacked a senior military commander involved in leading the battles against Russian forces.

In a one-line decree, Zelensky announced the dismissal of Eduard Moskalyov from the post of commander of the joint forces of Ukraine, which is fighting in the Donbas region.

Zelensky had mentioned Moskalyov by name in his daily address on Friday when he referred to military commanders he had spoken to.

Moskalev had been in office since March 2022, shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine.

Russian forces are making great efforts to control the two eastern regions that make up the Donbas region, and Zelensky described in recent weeks the military situation in the east as difficult and painful.

Pro-Moscow units focus their efforts on the city of Bakhmut, launching frequent attacks despite suffering what Ukrainian and Western officials describe as heavy losses.

In a post on Facebook, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said that Russian forces carried out several attacks in the Bakhmut region on Sunday, but they were unsuccessful.

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