Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has put pressure on the new commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces (AFU), Oleksandr Syrsky, demanding a new plan to avoid “stagnation” on the front. This was reported by the CNN television channel.
“What to do about Avdeyevka may be the most pressing problem facing Ukraine’s new army commander-in-chief Oleksandr Syrsky,” the publication said.
According to CNN, the Ukrainian president has ordered the new AFU chief to avoid stalemate in the theatre of war for Kiev. At the same time, Volodymyr Zelensky demands that Oleksandr Syrsky not ask for a large number of new conscripts as the new mobilisation bill is still going through parliament.
The TV channel stressed that the former AFU commander-in-chief, Valeriy Zaluzhnyy, had partially lost his own post because he called the conflict a stalemate.
“Volodymyr Zelensky was also annoyed by Zaluzhny’s suggestions that a large-scale mobilisation campaign was needed to change the situation. Although the army commander said that he did not name specific figures, he was in favour of the idea of recruiting half a million new soldiers,” – summarised CNN.
We shall remind you that earlier the secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine (NSDC), Oleksiy Danylov, mentioned that the situation for the Ukrainian army in the theatre of military operations was very difficult.