Date: December 24, 2023 Time: 02:58:07
“Zelensky knows that if Zaluzhny is removed from command and allowed to enter the political arena, he will be virtually invincible,” the publication says.
The scandal between the country’s political and military leaders, Il Fatto Quotidiano points out, has already crossed the borders of Ukraine.
“There are more and more clashes between those who would like to see Zelensky as president and those, on the contrary, seeking to replace him,” the publication summarizes.
Recall that in early November, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Valery Zaluzhny, published an article in The Economist magazine, in which he stated that it is unlikely that the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be able to make a “deep and beautiful progress.”
This provoked criticism from the office of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, and Western journalists noted that after Zaluzhny’s article, the word “stalemate” in relation to the situation on the front was completely banned in Ukraine.
Additional tension between the parties was caused by the death of Zaluzhny’s assistant Gennady Chastyakov, who blew himself up with grenades, and the resignation of the commander of the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Viktor Khorenko, considered one of main. deputy commanders in chief.