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Ukrainian President Zelenskyy demands swift changes in military operations and removes commander from position.
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Ukrainian President Zelenskyy demands swift changes in military operations and removes commander from position.

On Sunday, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called for swift improvements in the functioning of Ukraine’s military and declared the removal of the leader of the military’s medical division.

Zelenskyy’s decision was made public during his meeting with Defense Minister Rustem Umerov. This occurred at the same time as discussions about the ongoing 20-month conflict with Russia, as there are concerns about the progress of a counteroffensive in the eastern and southern regions.

During his evening video statement, Zelenskyy stated that he had a meeting with Defense Minister Umerov today where they established priorities. He emphasized the urgency to see results and the need for swift action in order to bring about the necessary changes.

Zelenskyy announced that he had taken over the role of commander of the Armed Forces Medical Forces, replacing Major-General Tetiana Ostashchenko.

He stated that it has been emphasized multiple times in society, especially among combat medics, that we require a completely new standard of medical assistance for our soldiers.

According to him, this encompassed various matters such as improved tourniquets, digitization, and enhanced communication.

Umerov recognized the modification made on the Telegram messaging app and identified digitalization, “tactical medicine,” and rotation of servicemen as key focus areas.

The Ukrainian military has announced progress in reclaiming territories in the eastern and southern regions. Last week, they also confirmed that they had gained control over areas on the eastern side of the Dnipro River in the Kherson region.

General Valery Zaluzhniy, the Ukrainian commander in chief, stated in a recent essay that the conflict has reached a new phase of gradual wearing down and that Ukraine requires advanced technology to fend off the Russian armed forces.

Despite acknowledging that progress will not happen immediately, Zelenskyy has rejected the notion that the conflict is at a standstill and has urged Western allies, particularly the United States, to continue providing military assistance.

Major-General Anatoliy Kazmirchuk, previously the head of a military clinic in Kyiv, took over for Ostashchenko.

She was fired one week after a Ukrainian news source hinted that she and others would soon be removed. This decision came after discussions with paramedics and other government officials in charge of supporting the military.