Ruslan Khomchak is leaving the office of Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian military. Such is the decision of President Volodymyr Zelensky, said his press secretary Serhiy Nikoforov.
"It is the decision of president of Ukraine. Volodymyr Zelensky does not question Ruslan Khomchak's patriotism, loyalty to his oath and professionalism, but the president wishes to see synergy between Defense Ministry and the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Unfortunately, we don't see that", Nikoforov said.
At that, the representative of Office of the President said that Khomchak will continue his career as First Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council. He will replace Mykhailo Koval in this office.
The new Commander-in-Chief of Ukraine's Armed Forces will be Valeriy Zaluzhny, Major General and the North Operative Group Commander; he currently chairs the Joint Operative Staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces.
Ruslan Khomchak was appointed Commander-in-Chief of Ukraine's Armed Forces in May 2020.