Nhowever, Serhi Rudi’s dismissal took place as part of a process of remodeling the senior ranks of the Armed Forces. Today, the new commander of the Special Operations Forces, Oleksander Trepak, was also appointed.

Earlier this week, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) detained two UDO colonels for their alleged involvement in a Russian plot to kill the Ukrainian head of state.

The SBU indicated that the detainees had “passed” information to the Russian security services, which were searching among the Ukrainian military working in Zelensky’s security for someone who could kidnap and murder him.

In addition to the assassination of Zelensky, the alleged plan also included those of the head of the SBU, Vasili Maliuk, and the head of the Defense Ministry’s Intelligence Service, Kirilo Budanov, who they intended to kill before Orthodox Easter.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, with the argument of protecting pro-Russian separatist minorities in the east and “denazifying” the neighboring country, independent since 1991, after the disintegration of the former Soviet Union, and which has been move away from Moscow’s space of influence and get closer to Europe and the West.

The war in Ukraine has already caused tens of thousands of deaths on both sides, and the two belligerents remain unyielding in their territorial positions and are not open to negotiating concessions.

Recent months have been marked by large-scale Russian airstrikes against Ukrainian cities and infrastructure, while Kiev’s forces have targeted targets on Russian territory close to the border and on the Crimean peninsula, illegally annexed in 2014.

Already in the third year of war, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have been faced with a lack of soldiers and weapons and ammunition, despite repeated promises of help from Western allies.

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