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Zelenskyy dismissed Special Operations Forces Commander Khorenko at Defence Minister's request


VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY AND VIKTOR KHORENKO. PHOTO: PHOTO: PRESIDENT’S OFFICE

The Office of the President of Ukraine has stated that Volodymyr Zelenskyy dismissed Major General Viktor Khorenko from the post of Commander of the Special Operations Forces at the request of Defence Minister Rustem Umierov. Informs Ukrainska Pravda.


Source: Roman Mashovets, Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, in an interview with Ukrainska Pravda.


Quote: "The Law of Ukraine on National Security indicates that commanders of branches and separate services of troops (forces) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are appointed and dismissed by the President of Ukraine at the request of the Minister of Defence of Ukraine.


The Office of the President received such a submission following the current legislation."


Details: The wording is in Clause 5 of Article 16 of the Law On National Security of Ukraine.


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