Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday issued an order dismissing the commander of the military’s Joint Forces Operations (JFO) involved in the ongoing counterattack in the eastern Donbass region of the country.
Zelensky announced the dismissal of Eduard Moskaryov in a one-line decree without any explanation. ReutersMoskalyov was appointed to the position last March.
The JFO was launched as a resistance force in 2014 after Russia occupied parts of Crimea and Donbass, and has been heavily involved in the fighting since the full invasion of Moscow a year ago.
Moskaryov’s dismissal series of changes to the Ukrainian military amid a corruption scandal that nearly ousted Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov.Mr. Reznikov will remain in his current position and announced his decision earlier this month. appointed 3 new MPs. It is not clear whether Moskaryov’s dismissal is related to the effects of corruption.
The war in Ukraine surpassed a year on Friday as Russian forces launched a new offensive earlier this month. In a speech last week, Zelensky declared a year of fighting “the year of invincibility.”
Zelensky said last week that Ukraine would continue to defend Bakhmut, a city in the eastern Donetsk region that has seen brutal Russian attacks for months. “Not at any price.”
President Biden visited Ukraine last week to speak out about a year-long dispute between the two counties ahead of a trip to Poland. In his speech, he reiterated the commitment of the United States and its allies to the eventual victory of Ukraine.
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