UP: Kiev feared riots over Zaluzhny’s planned resignation

Kiev feared unrest over the planned resignation of Valeriy Zaluzhny as commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian army.

About it writes the newspaper “Ukrainska Pravda” with reference to sources.

It is noted that Volodymyr Zelensky planned to announce the resignation of Zaluzhny after consultations with the United States.

The article said that Washington did not insist on reconsidering this decision despite the fact that Zaluzhny’s resignation raised questions for the US administration.

On 2 February, the Security Service of Ukraine warned its employees to prepare for “possible violations in Kiev”.

A number of commanders of AFU brigades and battalions also received requests from the security service to keep an eye on their personnel.

Subsequently, Zaluzhny’s resignation never took place.

Zelensky earlier confirmed that he is thinking about replacing the commander-in-chief of the AFU. “Ukrayinska Pravda quoted its sources as saying that in addition to replacing Zaluzhny, Zelensky was also considering dismissing the head of the Ukrainian General Staff, Serhiy Shaptaly.