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Zelensky, waiting for "concrete proposals" from the chief of the army

2024-03-03 10:12:00, Kosova & Bota CNA

Zelensky, waiting for "concrete proposals" from the chief of the army

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that he is awaiting a "detailed report and concrete proposals" from General Oleksandr Syrskiy, who was appointed chief of the General Staff of the Ukrainian army on February 9.

In a video address in the late hours of March 2, Zelensky said that Syrskiy had returned in recent days from an observation he made of the front line and that he was free to make changes of officials in military positions.

On Saturday, Syrskiy announced some moves he made in the military brigades, and through a post on "Telegram" he showed that during his visit to the eastern part of the front, he realized that "some brigades manage to fight the enemy and keep their positions, and some don't".

These statements were made a few days after the Russian military forces took control of the city of Avdivka in the Donetsk region, after a long and very costly military campaign, especially at a time when there are reports that the Ukrainian defense is facing a shortage of ammunition as a result of the blocking of aid from the West.

Zelensky has said that he is constantly talking with Western partners about weapons and "providing support".

A major aid package, worth 61 billion dollars, has been blocked in Congress, due to the objections of some conservative Republicans who want tougher laws on immigration in the US.

"Ukraine has not asked for anything except what it needs to save lives. It is impossible to understand how partners can allow games or political disagreements to limit our defense, while we lose lives," Zelensky said.

On February 21, the United Nations said that at least 10,582 Ukrainian civilians had been killed since the start of Russia's war in Ukraine in February 2022, although, according to the organization, "the exact figure could be even higher."

Russian President Vladimir Putin calls the war a "special military operation" to demilitarize Ukraine.

The West has responded to Russia, hitting the economy of this country with harsh sanctions.

As a result of the war, thousands of people have died and millions more have been displaced from their homes./ REL

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