Zelensky Sacks Top General — Significance, Implications, & the Future of Ukraine’s Resistance

Jakub Ferencik
5 min readFeb 11, 2024

Groundbreaking news came out of Ukraine last week.

Rumors were brewing for at least a week about the possibility of a shift in command in Ukraine. And on Thursday, 8th of February 2024, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced the sacking of General Valerii Zaluzhnyi — a military leader widely popular among the troops and general public alike.

“The time for … a renewal is now,” Zelensky said on X, formerly Twitter.

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Jakub Ferencik

Author of “Up in the Air,” “Beyond Reason,” & "Surprised by Uncertainty" on AMAZON | MA McGill Uni | 750+ articles with 1+ mil. views