Ukraine's new president replaces Chief of the General Staff: decree

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Tuesday promoted Lieutenant General Ruslan Khomchak to be the Chief of the General Staff after sacking Viktor Muzhenko, a presidential decree said. Muzhenko was the Chief of the General Staff since 2014, heading the military through conflict with a Russian-backed separatists in the Donbass region that has killed 13,000 people. Zelenskiy is expected to announce a series of personnel changes, including the foreign minister and defence minister

Reuters May 22, 2019 00:05:42 IST
Ukraine's new president replaces Chief of the General Staff: decree

Ukraines new president replaces Chief of the General Staff decree

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Tuesday promoted Lieutenant General Ruslan Khomchak to be the Chief of the General Staff after sacking Viktor Muzhenko, a presidential decree said.

Muzhenko was the Chief of the General Staff since 2014, heading the military through conflict with a Russian-backed separatists in the Donbass region that has killed 13,000 people. Zelenskiy is expected to announce a series of personnel changes, including the foreign minister and defence minister.

(Reporting by Natalia Zinets; writing by Matthias Williams; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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