Volodymyr Zelensky sacks army chief Valery Zaluzhny in major shake-up


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Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday announced the sacking of General Valery Zaluzhny, the commander-in-chief of the country's armed forces amid the war with Russia. The move comes after weeks of rumours over disagreements on how to fight Russia’s invasion. This was the biggest shake-up in Ukraine’s military leadership since the war began in February 2022. Zelensky appointed General Oleksandr Syrsky, the head of the army, as the new top commander.