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War in Ukraine – 99 percent hate him

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  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky fired Lieutenant General Yuri Sudol after accusations of incompetence and unnecessary deaths among Ukrainian soldiers.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Bohdan Krutievich of the Azov Regiment claims that Sudol caused more Ukrainian casualties than any Russian general.
  • Brigadier General Andrej Hnatov takes charge.

In a dramatic turnaround, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday fired the Commander-in-Chief of the country's Joint Operations Forces, Lieutenant General Yuri Sudol. He has now been replaced by Brigadier General Andrej Hnatov, according to the Russia Today website. Independent Kyiv.

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The resignation came after a strong speech from Lieutenant Colonel Bohdan Krutivic, the commander of the controversial Azov battalion. Krutevich wrote on Telegram on Sunday that he had filed a formal complaint with… Ukrainian State Investigative Agency DBR:

Long ago: Bohdan Krutivic, a lieutenant colonel in the Azov Battalion, filed a formal complaint against Sudol – and it appears to have been upheld. Photo: Ukrgreenpower / Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 4.0 International
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– I wrote to the DBR requesting an investigation into a general who, in my opinion, killed more Ukrainian soldiers than any Russian general, I wrote to the lieutenant colonel and continued:

– All the military now understand who I am talking about, as 99% of the military hate him because of what he does.

Unnamed sources confirm the opposite Ukrainian Pravda That it was about the supreme general.

During his speech, President Zelensky did not give any reason for dismissing Sudol. Krutevich, in turn, pointed back:

Ukraine: The Ukrainian Defense Forces claim to have destroyed more than 7,000 Russian tanks since the start of Russia's all-out invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. Reporter: Edward Steinlund. Video: Ukrainian 68th “Jaeger” Brigade / X.
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– Hnatov is a very good officer. I hope the news from the front is better now.

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Lieutenant General Sudol was responsible, among other things, for the defense of Mariupol. The Russians took control of the city in May 2022, after fierce battles against soldiers from the Azov Battalion, among others, who holed up for weeks in Azovstal's steel mills, long after the rest of the city had fallen.

In the complaint filed with the DBR, which Washington Post Krotevytsj managed to reach out, and he is highly critical of Sodol's efforts in Mariupol. He claims that the soldiers of the Azov battalion did not receive ammunition, and that the city's defense was not strengthened in the face of the Russian attack.

– Although General Sudol did not manage the defense of the city and did not spend a single hour in Mariupol, he was awarded the “Hero of Ukraine” award, writes the lieutenant colonel.

Design: The photo is supposed to be from the bombing of the Azovstal steel plant, where soldiers from the Azov battalion held out for weeks, before they were forced to surrender in May 2022. Photo: Ministry of the Interior of

Layout: The photo is supposed to be from the bombing of the Azovstal steel plant, where soldiers of the Azov battalion held out for weeks, before they were forced to surrender in May 2022. Photo: Ministry of the Interior of the Donetsk People's Republic / AFP / NTP
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He claims the team showed blatant incompetence, such as when he reportedly said “we were misled” and hung up when a commander in Mariupol asked him for orders.

General Sudol performed poorly in commanding the troops, and his decisions led to the deaths of thousands of soldiers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, National Guard and other defense units. This led to a weakened situation at the front and widespread loss of territory, the Azov battalion officer wrote in the complaint – which appears to have been accepted.

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The shooting comes at a difficult stage in the war in Ukraine, which is retreating in several places: in February, the central town of Avdizhievka in Donbas fell, along with several nearby villages. In addition, the Russians advanced north of Avdiivka and attacked the town of Chasev Yar.

The Kharkiv region in the northeast has been under new violent attacks since May, with the Russians seizing more territory near the border.

Also unpopular: Defense Chief Oleksandr Sirsky has a reputation for being brutal and Soviet-like in his leadership style.  Here during the appointment in February of this year.  Photo: Polaris/NTB

Also unpopular: Defense chief Oleksandr Syrsky has a reputation for being brutal and Soviet-like in his leadership style. Here he is being appointed in February this year. Photo: Polaris/NTB
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Sudol's departure after just four months in office is the latest in a series of dismissals by Defense Minister Oleksandr Sirsky, who, among other things, disbanded an entire brigade. [avdeling på flere tusen soldater] Who was stationed in the hollows of a jar.

Sersky himself is facing problems with his popularity, after he was inaugurated by President Zelensky in February. He has a reputation for being brutal and Soviet-like in his leadership style, often responding to criticism by removing critical junior officers from their posts, according to The Washington Post.

Mariana Bezuhla, a member of the Ukrainian Parliament's Defense Committee, called on Cirsky to resign. Sudol also described the expelled person as a “criminal.”

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