Zelensky demotes two Ukrainian generals as “traitors”

The Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelensky, has demoted two generals for “violating the military oath of loyalty to the Ukrainian people”, based on the disciplinary status of the Armed Forces, as announced by the president himself late on Thursday.

Specifically, the Ukrainian president has indicated that the head of the main Department of Internal Security of the Security Service of Ukraine, Naumov Andrii Olehovich, and the head of the office of the Security Service of Ukraine in the region of Kherson, Krivoruchko Sergii Oleksandrovich.

“Now I don’t have time to deal with all the traitors. But little by little everyone will be punished”, Zelensky assured during his usual evening speech, in which he also thanked the “national heroes” for defending the State.

“According to article 48 of the Disciplinary Statute of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, those servicemen who have not decided where their homeland is, who violate the military oath of allegiance to the Ukrainian people with regard to the protection of our state, their freedom and independence, will inevitably be deprived of high military ranks”, he explained.

Situation “extremely difficult” in the south of the country

On the other hand, with regard to Russian advances on Ukrainian territory, Zelensky has said that “the expulsion of the occupants continues” north of the Ukrainian capital, in kyiv, in the direction of Chernigov, according to a statement from the Presidency. ukrainian

“The situation in the south and in Donbas remains extremely difficult. The invaders are allocating their sick creativity to the temporarily occupied areas of the Kherson region. They are trying to organize some of their structures there”, he indicated in reference to reports that a referendum is being prepared in the area.

In the direction of Kharkov, in Mariúpol, the Ukrainian president has stated that the Russian troops “are accumulating the potential for attacks”. “Powerful blows. We will defend ourselves. We will do everything we can to stop the occupants,” he added.

Zelenski has also recalled the contacts he has had during the day: with the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, or with the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as well as his usual speeches in European parliaments ―on the day this Thursday in Australia, the Netherlands and Belgium.

“The number of residents in houses and apartments that were destroyed, according to our estimates, is 63,471 people,” he reported, adding that the government has begun accepting compensation claims for destroyed real estate.

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