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Ukraine’s New Army Chief Wants Troop Rotation And High-Tech Weapons

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Ukraine’s new military chief, Col. Gen. Oleksandr Syrskyi, aims to improve troop rotation and leverage new technology as the country’s forces face defensive challenges in the war with Russia.

President Zelenskyy’s recent appointment of Syrskyi aligns with a strategy to bring renewal and a fresh approach to the armed forces.

“New tasks are on the agenda,” Syrskyi said.

However, Ukraine grapples with issues such as manpower shortages, inadequate Western weapon supply, and war fatigue.

“Command changes are normal for a state fighting a war over several years,” the Institute for the Study of War stated.

“We don’t think that these are the factors that could change the course of the special (military) operation,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

Syrskyi’s appointment signals a potential shift towards a more aggressive approach, in line with Zelenskyy’s desires.

The move has stirred varied reactions among soldiers and civilians, with concerns about the impact on morale and strategy.

Despite these changes, Ukraine remains largely reliant on Western support as Russia continues to strengthen its military capabilities.

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