Zelenskyy sacks Ukraine’s military medical chief, urges reform of system

Zelenskyy sacks Ukraine’s military medical chief, urges reform of system

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the president of Ukraine, announced the dismissal of the medical force commander and demanded immediate changes to the military medical system’s operations.

Zelenskyy’s action was made public on Sunday while he was meeting with Defense Minister Rustem Umerov. It also happened at the same time as a discussion about how the 20-month-old war against Russia is going and how quickly an east and south counteroffensive is moving.

Priorities were established during today’s meeting with Defense Minister Umerov, Zelenskyy stated in his nightly video address. There isn’t much time left to wait for the outcomes. For upcoming changes, immediate action is required.

Zelenskyy declared that he had taken over as commander of the armed forces’ medical forces from Major-General Tetiana Ostashchenko.

When visiting a military hospital, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks with Major General Tetiana Ostashchenko, the commander of the medical forces. [File: Handout/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service via Reuters]

We need a fundamentally new level of medical support for our soldiers, he said, adding that the task is obvious and has been repeatedly emphasized in society, especially among combat medics.

Better tourniquets, digitalization, and improved communication were just a few of the problems, he claimed.

In a post on the Telegram messaging app, Umerov acknowledged the change and outlined his top priorities as digitalization, tactical medicine, and service rotation.

He stated that the entire defense force should be exposed to the effectiveness of particular units.

new attrition stage

Last week, it was acknowledged that troops had taken control of areas on the eastern bank of the Dnipro River in the southern Kherson region, according to Ukrainian military reports on what it calls advances in recapturing occupied areas in both the east and south.

In an essay that was released this month, Ukrainian commander-in-chief General Valery Zaluzhniy claimed that the war was reaching a new stage of attrition and that it required more advanced technology to combat the Russian military.

Zelenskyy has urged Kyiv’s Western allies, primarily the United States, to maintain levels of military support while repeatedly asserting that progress will take time. He has also denied that the war is approaching a standstill.

Major-General Anatoliy Kazmirchuk, the director of a military clinic in Kyiv, took Ostashchenko’s place.

Source: Aljazeera


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