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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky dismissed General Yuri Sodol from his post as head of the Joint Armed Forces on Monday. Earlier, one of the high-ranking officers accused the general of causing the unjustified loss of “dozens of cities and thousands of soldiers.”

“I have decided to replace Lieutenant General Yuri Sodol as commander of the Combined Armed Forces of Ukraine with Brigadier General Andriy Hnatov,” Zelensky said on Monday, without explaining the reasons for his decision.

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On Sunday, the Chief of Staff of the Azov National Guard Brigade, Bohdan Krotewycz, wrote on Telegram that he asked the State Bureau of Investigation (DBR) to investigate the decisions made by General Sodol.

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“He killed more Ukrainian soldiers than any Russian general.”

“I wrote a letter to the DBR calling for an investigation into the case of a military general who, in my opinion, killed more Ukrainian soldiers than any Russian general. I don't care if they open an investigation against me or put me in prison,” he explained.

“However, I do care that the heads of battalions and brigades are being tried for losing an observation point, and at the same time the general who led to the loss of districts, dozens of cities and thousands of soldiers is not being tried,” he added.

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Korotkewycz's entry was widely quoted in the Ukrainian media. They explained that General Sodol was blamed for sending soldiers on missions doomed to failure. He was accused of, among others, for improper supply of equipment to the military who maintain the Krynki bridgehead on the eastern bank of the Dnieper in the Kherson Oblast.

Volodymyr Zelensky and Yuri SodolPRESIDENCY OF UKRAINE / HANDOUT

Sodol was appointed commander of the Combined Armed Forces Ukraine in February this year. Suspilne, the website of Ukraine's national radio and television broadcaster, recalled that the 53-year-old general has been participating in battles with Russian forces since 2014, including: participation in the defense of Mariupol.

Main photo source: PRESIDENCY OF UKRAINE / HANDOUT



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