Ukraine: Firing Military Leadership- Kyiv Challenges Status of Bakhmut

Firing Military Leadership- No reason given

AsiaOne or Sky News

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Sunday (Feb 26) fired a senior military commander helping to lead the fight against Russian troops in the country’s embattled east but gave no reason for the move.

In a one-line decree, Zelenskiy announced the dismissal of Eduard Moskalyov as commander of the joint forces of Ukraine, which are engaged in battles in the Donbas region.

Zelenskiy mentioned Moskalyov in a daily address on Friday when listing the military commanders he had spoken to.

Moskalyov had been in the post since March 2022, shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine.

Status of Bakhmut remains unclear as Kyiv counters Russian claims

Just a quick reminder that countering claims when accurate has been Ukraine’s modus operandi (established pattern of behaviour)

And they have many reasons for doing this. Troop morale. Keeping domestic support for the war high. Keeping western support for the war in place as well.

Victory over the battle for Bakhmut remains unclear as Ukraine continues to counter Russian claims of taking more territory in the area.

Kiev/Kyiv’s claims aside I haven’t seen any information that counters the reports of lost territory. There had been claims of a counter offensive in Bakhmut- this looks most likely to have been Ukrainian disinfo, from what I can gather.

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