Zelenskyy Changes Supreme Commander-in-Chief's Staff Members

Written by Camilla Jessen

Feb.22 - 2024 7:18 AM CET

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President Zelenskyy has introduced new members to the Supreme Command Staff as a strategic change.

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President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has recently made significant changes to the country's Supreme Command Staff by introducing new leadership roles within the Armed Forces.

In a move to refresh the military's top brass, Zelenskyy welcomed Anatolii Barhylevych as the Chief of the General Staff and Oleksandr Pavliuk as the Commander of the Ground Forces.

This update was officially announced through a decree published on the website of the President's Office.

Zelenskyy decided to remove Maksym Myrhorodskyi from his position in the Supreme Command Staff.

Myrhorodskyi previously served as the commander of the Air Assault Forces, a critical role within Ukraine's military structure.

These changes come after a series of appointments earlier in the month.

On February 9, Zelenskyy appointed Major General Anatolii Barhylevych as the Chief of the General Staff, acting on the recommendation of Commander-in-Chief Oleksandr Syrskyi.

Shortly after, on February 11, Oleksandr Pavliuk was appointed as the Commander of the Ground Forces, succeeding Oleksandr Syrskyi in this role.