December 16, 2022, 18:19 – Public News Service – OSN
Sources of The Economist reported a possible change in the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces Ukraine (APU) from Valery Zaluzhny to General Alexander Syrsky. The authors of Moskovsky Komsomolets recalled that until recently Zaluzhny himself was called the most likely future president of the country.
At the same time, talk about the “change” of Zaluzhny began in the environment of the current head of state. Vladimir Zelensky. Zaluzhny and Syrsky themselves assessed the potential changes with restraint, and Western experts gave out the most excitement.
Syrsky, 57, previously led a campaign to attack the Kharkiv region, and in the Ukrainian army he has the status of “second man in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.”
“There are no prerequisites for reconfiguration. If we saw some kind of total defeat or systemic crises, then we could talk about something like that. There have long been discussions about the differences between the president and Zaluzhny, but at the moment such changes are impossible, ”political analyst Denis Denisov summed up in an interview with MK.
Earlier, Valery Zaluzhny objectively assessed the capabilities of the Ukrainian and Russian armies in terms of conducting offensive. He also admitted the risk of the operation from Belarus.