During a working trip to Donetsk region, President Volodymyr Zelensky has introduced a new commander of the Joint Forces, Oleksandr Pavliuk.

The presentation took place during the events on the occasion of the Day of Liberation of Avdiivka from Russia-led troops, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“On this day and here, in the presence of the top leadership of the state, the military command, and residents of free Avdiivka, I want to introduce the new commander of the Joint Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” the president said.

He reminded that Oleksandr Pavliuk, a cavalier of the Order of Bohdan Khmelnytsky of the 2nd and 3rd degrees, a lieutenant general, a combat officer, and a patriot of Ukraine, had been appointed the new Joint Forces commander.

At the same time, the head of state thanked former commander Volodymyr Kravchenko for his service.

As Ukrinform reported, on July 28, President Volodymyr Zelensky signed decrees dismissing Volodymyr Kravchenko from the post of Joint Forces commander and appointing Oleksandr Pavliuk to this position.

Source – https://www.ukrinform.net/