Khomchak appointed commander of Armed Forces of Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

Zelensky conducts personnel changes in the leadership of the Armed Forces
16:02, 28 March 2020

the Head of Armed Forces General Staff Ruslan Khomchak

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky appointed Ruslan Khomchak as the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, at the same time he was dismissed from the post of chief of the General Staff. The relevant decrees are published on the website of the head of state.

Former deputy of Khomchak Serhiy Korniychuk has been appointed the new leader of the General Staff.

Today, it has also became known about the appointment of a new JFO commander - Serhiy Nayev.

The corresponding decree is published on the President’s website.

“To appoint Nayev Serhiy Ivanovych as Commander of the Joint Forces Operation of the Armed forces of Ukraine,” - the decree said.

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Serhiy Nayev previously held the post of JFO commander from March 2018 to May 2019. In this post, he was replaced by Oleksandr Syrsky on May 6, 2019 by the then president Petro Poroshenko.

Lieutenant General Serhiy Nayev in the Armed Forces of Ukraine since May 1993.

We recall that Ruslan Khomchak headed the General Staff of the Armed Forces in May 2019. In this post, he replaced Viktor Muzhenko.

In early March this year, Verkhovna Rada voted to segregate the posts of Commander-in-Chief and Chief of the General Staff.

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