Zelenskyy Clarifies Choice of Combat General for Intelligence Leadership Role

"He is a professional who understands intelligence activities and our current main state goal."- Zelenskyy said

by Sead Dedovic
Zelenskyy Clarifies Choice of Combat General for Intelligence Leadership Role
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The Ukrainian president is often inclined towards certain controversial yet interesting decisions, all to advance the Ukrainian military and make progress on the front lines. Zelenskyy is aware that constant improvisation and changes in military leadership are necessary because things aren't going so well for Ukrainians at the moment. It is precisely for this reason that the Ukrainian leader has decided to appoint a new head of the Foreign Intelligence Service, Oleh Ivashchenko.

Zelenskyy emphasized in his address that Ivashchenko is someone he expects great things from, considering his qualities and experience in this field. It is expected that Ivashchenko will be one of the changes that will lead Ukraine in the right direction, towards victory, as they anticipate.

"I have appointed General Oleh Ivashchenko as the new head of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine. He is a professional who understands intelligence activities and our current main state goal."- Zelenskyy said, as reported by PRAVDA

Volodymyr Zelenskyy highlighted the importance of Ukrainian politics and how crucial it is for Ukrainians to promote the values of their country in all countries around the world. He does not want to allow Vladimir Putin's regime to prevail or triumph anywhere, aware that it could create even greater chaos. This young president wants to have his people all over the planet, who will monitor the situation and alert to any potential dangers that may arise. 

Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Volodymyr Zelenskyy© Chris McGrath/Getty Images News

Zelenskyy has been advocating for the downfall of Vladimir Putin's regime since the first day of the war, but judging by the latest presidential elections, Putin has laid the groundwork for rule until death. Considering the questionable regularity of the elections, many believe that the Russian president does not have the support of the majority of the population. Nevertheless, his leadership abilities have brought him to the very top, and it seems that he will remain there for a long time.

"Ukrainian intelligence should work everywhere in the world where we have and may have interests. Everywhere in the world where Putin's system is trying to win something for itself, it must be won by Ukraine."- Zelenskyy continued

Zelenskyy about the war and things that happen outside the public eye

Every war, including the one in Ukraine, brings many things that ordinary people cannot see. The leaders of both countries are doing things behind the scenes to progress and achieve ultimate victory. Knowing the history of previous wars, it is clear that much goes unnoticed by the ordinary citizen. Zelenskyy also spoke about this. The Ukrainian president hopes that the new head of the Foreign Intelligence Service will do his job diligently, passionately, and to help his country.

"In times of war, there are things that are completely invisible to the public that the Service must provide promptly and efficiently. This is the potential of influence, agent work and military activity that Ukraine expects from you, and this is why the Foreign Intelligence Service was headed by a combat general."

The Ukrainian president did not forget to thank the former head of the Foreign Intelligence Service, Oleksandr Lytvynenko, who will now take a new role; the role of Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council.

From 2017 to 2019, Ivashchenko served as the deputy chief of intelligence for the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Subsequently, he held the position of deputy director of Ukraine's military intelligence agency, also known as HUR.

Judging by the reactions of Ukrainians, as well as other military leaders, it is expected that Ivashchenko will be one of the important changes in this war. He is a figure in whom Zelenskyy has huge trust and belief that he can be one of the catalysts for change. We will see if he will meet the expectations of the Ukrainian president.

Can we expect peace in the coming months?!

It will be interesting to follow the course of this war, with the hope that peace and an end to Vladimir Putin's rule may finally come soon.

Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin© Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images

There is a huge fear in the world of the Russian leader's next moves, who has increasingly concrete statements and threatening messages that are far from harmless.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy has warned many times about the danger coming from the Russian leader, who intends to maintain his rule regardless of all events. His goals have been clear from day one, and he has no intention of giving up on them.

This war could experience many twists and turns in the coming months, and we can only hope that such twists and turns will be in favor of the entire planet and that peace will prevail once again.