Amid ongoing struggles in the two-year war against Russia, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is reportedly planning a major “reset” of his top officials, including the potential dismissal of the highly popular military chief, Valerii Zaluzhnyi. This speculation follows a period of limited gains on the battlefield and growing tensions over the direction of Ukraine’s military strategy.
The relationship between Zelensky and Zaluzhnyi has notably soured, with public disagreements over the war’s strategy coming to light. Zaluzhnyi’s leadership during key moments of the conflict, including repelling Russian advances and overseeing significant operations, has earned him considerable admiration within Ukraine. However, the anticipated large-scale counteroffensive to push back Russian forces has seen limited success, contributing to Zelensky’s consideration of leadership changes to inject new energy into the military efforts