Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday fired a top military commander who helped lead the war against Russian troops in the war-torn east of the country.
In a separate decree, Zelensky announced the dismissal of Eduard Moskalyo as commander of the Ukrainian joint forces fighting in the Donbass region.
Zelensky mentioned Mosgaleo in the daily address on Friday when listing the military commanders with whom he spoke. Moskalyov has been in office since March 2022, shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine.
There was no mention of the firing on the joint forces’ Facebook or Twitter accounts.
Russian forces are making concerted efforts to capture the two eastern enclaves that make up Donbass, and Zelensky has described the military situation in the east in recent weeks as difficult and painful.
Pro-Moscow units are focusing their efforts on the city of Bakhmut, where they have intensified repeated attacks despite suffering what Ukrainian and Western officials say are heavy casualties.
In a Facebook post, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces said that Russian troops had launched several unsuccessful attacks in the Bagmud region on Sunday.
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