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Ukraine's Blame Game: Zelenskyy's Faction Pushes for General Zaluzhny To Resign

Several days ago, Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy ordered his military, given recent failures, to come up with a new plan, and both he and the military mooted yet another draft. But little else was agreed upon, and now, the blame game has escalated. Yesterday, a Zelenskyy ally, the deputy head of the Verkhovna Rada’s security, defense and intelligence committee Marianna Bezuglaya, posted an attack on Ukraine’s Commander-in-Chief Gen. Valery Zaluzhny, concluding with the suggestion that he resign. She contended:

“The commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces has been unable to provide a [strategic] plan for 2024.” She claimed that the general has absolutely no concept of further conflict and no plan for any type of warfare, “either large or small … asymmetrical or symmetrical.” Such a stance by the military leadership has been a major setback for the lawmakers planning the nation’s budget for the next year, she claimed, adding that the problems had been growing both in parliament and at the military leadership’s HQ, since at least the summer.

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