Monday, February 6, 2023

Ukraine’s Defense Ministry In Turmoil

Oleksii Reznikov, Ukraine's defense minister.Photographer: Ethan Swope/Bloomberg 

 RFE: Ukraine Sends Mixed Messages Over Defense Ministry At A Sensitive Point In The War 

Intense fighting in eastern Ukraine between Russian and Ukrainian troops continues as Kyiv sends mixed signals over a possible reshuffle at the Defense Ministry amid expectations of a major Russian offensive in the coming weeks. 

Almost a year into the conflict, sparked by Russia's invasion of Ukraine late last February, a battle for the city of Bakhmut rages, as well as in areas around it, such as the towns of Soledar and Vuhledar. 

“The battles for the region are heating up,” according to Donetsk Governor Pavlo Kyrylenko, who said “the Russians are throwing new units into the battle and eradicating our towns and villages.”  

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Update: Ukraine’s defense ministry in turmoil at key point in war (NYPost)  

WNU Editor: There has been a lot of news coverage that there will be a reshuffle in the Ukraine Defense Ministry (link here). And now I am reading reports that Ukraine defense chief’s removal is on hold amid security risks and the rapidly deteriorating situation on the eastern front. Bottom line. This is not the time to change your senior leadership.


Anonymous said...

Purge them all

Anonymous said...

Budanov is Washington's man but he's also got a pretty bad track record as head of "intelligence" aka conspiracy theories. The announcement that a hardliner nationalist in his 30's was taking over the Defense Ministry seems to have caused a panic in the general staff, who are looking for the political leadership to disengage from Bakhmut rather than double down with their remaining manpower.

Reznikov is probably still gone at the end of the week though.

Anonymous said...

Don’t worry folks, our news outlets assured us that the Ukrainians are winning and will have Crimea back in a jiffy lol

Anonymous said...

all is peaches and cream in Putin's

Anonymous said...

This is part of the zelinski purge last week.

This guy must of said something wrong or be suspected of not being resolute enough. This is like the commies of old.. purge the revisionists and faint hearted. only the true believers and truly dedicated are fit to lead the people to victory.