Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Sunday demanded speedy modifications within the operations of Ukraine’s navy and introduced the dismissal of the commander of the navy’s medical forces.
Zelenskiy’s transfer was introduced as he met Defence Minister Rustem Umerov, and coincided with debate over the conduct of the 20-month-old struggle in opposition to Russia, with questions over how rapidly a counteroffensive within the east and south is continuing.
“In at present’s assembly with Defence Minister Umerov, priorities have been set,” Zelenskiy stated in his nightly video handle. “There may be little time left to attend for outcomes. Fast motion is required for forthcoming modifications.”
Zelenskiy stated he had changed Main-Basic Tetiana Ostashchenko as commander of the Armed Forces Medical Forces.
“The duty is evident, as has been repeatedly burdened in society, notably amongst fight medics, we’d like a essentially new degree of medical help for our troopers,” he stated.
This, he stated, included a variety of points — higher tourniquets, digitalisation and higher communication.
Umerov acknowledged the change on the Telegram messaging app and set as prime priorities digitalisation, “tactical drugs” and rotation of servicemen.
Ukraine’s navy studies on what it describes as advances in recapturing occupied areas within the east and south and final week acknowledged that troops had taken management of areas on the jap financial institution of the Dnipro River in southern Kherson area.
Ukrainian commander in chief Basic Valery Zaluzhniy, in an essay revealed this month, stated the struggle was coming into a brand new stage of attrition and Ukraine wanted extra refined know-how to counter the Russian navy.
Whereas repeatedly saying advances will take time, Zelenskiy has denied the struggle is headed right into a stalemate and has referred to as on Kyiv’s Western companions, primarily america, to keep up ranges of navy help.
Ostashchenko was changed by Main-Basic Anatoliy Kazmirchuk, head of a navy clinic in Kyiv.
Her dismissal got here per week after a Ukrainian information outlet advised her removing, in addition to that of others, was imminent following consultations with paramedics and different officers liable for offering help to the navy.