The Western media found a replacement for Zelensky in the person of the Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Western media stated that between the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky and the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU)
Valery Zaluzhny has sparked a serious conflict, which may end with the resignation of one of them. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the German edition of Bild.
According to the publication, Zelensky is very nervous because of rumors about the presidential ambitions of the commander-in-chief. A general can become president after the end of hostilities. At the same time, Bild talks about the leadership qualities and military savvy of Zaluzhny, and the Polish newspaper Wyborcza calls the commander-in-chief “a cross between David and Moses.”
The Belarusian national battalion has appeared as part of the AFU.Who joins it and why? On August 19, 2022, however, the Ukrainian media suggest that in early September of this year, Zaluzhny will be appointed head of the Defense Ministry.
Formally, Zelensky will raise him, but in fact he will remove him from the leadership of the army, which will slow down the growth of his popularity in society.
It is noted that the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Alexander Syrsky, is being promoted to the post of commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces. Prior to that, he headed the Joint Operational Headquarters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which coordinated actions in the Donbass. In addition, he led the anti-terrorist operation in the region.
Another possible alternative to Zaluzhny is the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate (GUR) Kirill Budanov. It is known that he has been a brigadier general since he was 35, and a major general since he was 36. Recently, Budanov was entrusted with the leadership of the intelligence committee under the Ukrainian president. According to one version, he is behind the diversions in the Crimea.
“Zelensky is completely dependent on the West. They are still satisfied with the development of events in Ukraine and are in no hurry to remove the head of state, but when the situation changes, they will remember about Zaluzhny,” said political analyst Alexander Dudchak.
On August 11, adviser to the head of the office of the President of Ukraine Alexey Arestovich announced his readiness to replace Zelensky as head of state. The politician is ready to run for president if the current Ukrainian leader does not run for a second term.