Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on National Security, People's Deputy from the "Servant of the People" party Maryana Bezuhla called for the resignation of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valerii Zaluzhnyi. The people's deputy complained that the "military leadership" allegedly does not have a war plan for 2024.

"Yes, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine could not provide a plan for 2024. Neither big nor small, neither asymmetrical nor symmetrical. The military simply said that they need to take at least 20 thousand citizens a month," Bezuhla said.

TSN.ua. collected reactions to the scandalous statement of Maryana Bezuhla.

Reaction of the "Servant of the People"

People's Deputy from the "Servant of the People", the president's representative in the Rada, Fedir Venislavsky, criticized Bezuhla's statement about the resignation of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny.

Ukrainska Pravda contacted the spokeswoman of the Servant of the People faction, Yulia Paliychuk, to clarify how the party reacts to Bezuhla's statements. The speaker said that it is better to contact the MP herself for all comments.

"Please contact Ms. Mariana Bezuhla. She is her own press service and is responsible for her own words," Paliychuk said.

Venislavsky stressed that the behavior of his colleague is unacceptable, and the deputy's stay in the committee "may pose a real threat to national security."

Enemy PSYOP?

Analysts of the international intelligence community InformNapalm called Bezuhla's post "signs of a planned PSYOP in the interests of certain political groups and playing into the hands of the aggressor country of the Russian Federation."

According to analysts, Bezuhla's criticism of the commander-in-chief undermines the morale and psychological state of the Ukrainian military.

The community also reminded that none of the commanders of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, including the Commander-in-Chief, should report to Maryana Bezuhla about strategic plans, because she is only the deputy chairman of the Committee and does not participate in the Staff of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief.

Political scientist on the biggest threat to Ukraine in the event of Zaluzhnyi's resignation

Well-known Ukrainian political scientist Volodymyr Fesenko believes that the probable resignation of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny will provoke a split in Ukrainian society, as well as negatively affect the attitude towards Ukraine on the part of international partners.

The political scientist called Bezuhla's statement "provocative." In his opinion, with such statements, the people's deputy "did a lot of harm to the presidential team." Due to the possible resignation, there will also be purely political risks for President Volodymyr Zelensky.

After a flurry of criticism of her statement, Maryana Bezuhla wrote another post on Facebook, saying that preparations for war are "a matter only for the military."

According to her, the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States, Mark Milley, allegedly asked in 2021 to pay attention to the mining of borders.

"But the Commander-in-Chief argued so much that for some time he refused to communicate with American partners," the MP said.

Bezuhla also stated that her attempts to introduce an independent system for assessing the effectiveness of the operations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were met with internal resistance.

"Not a single general has been punished. It is not a matter of imprisoning, we have just done it to all servicemen legislatively (!) "combat immunity", but about the fact that dozens (!) of brigade commanders are being removed, but not a single general has been demoted as a result of an official investigation, etc.," the post reads.

"And also, if there is a conversation. Commander-in-Chief's Rule No. 1. In any uncomfortable situation, shift the blame to the President's Office. It doesn't matter who checks, but they will sympathize. As during meetings with generals, invite more civilians separately and complain that it's all OP, they will be full of joy to be 'initiated' and spread narratives," Bezuhla wrote.

The reaction of the military of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Deputy Commander of the 3rd Separate Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Maksym Zhorin reacted to the statement of Maryana Bezuhla.

"Some deputies who do not have and have never had anything to do with the army, moreover, they disgrace the whole country with their actions - they walk around in uniform or in military uniforms. Or they discuss events at the front, military decisions, and produce some idiotic initiatives. It would be much better for everyone if stupid, incompetent and inadequate people did not stick their noses into the affairs of mobilization, war and the military," he wrote.

Anatoly Shtefan "Stirlitz", an officer of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, also reacted to Bezuhla's post.

"And how did you prepare for the war? The Armed Forces of Ukraine accepted the battle with all the forces and means at their disposal. And now it is easy to write about the wrong leadership of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the wrong soldiers and not such defense, and most importantly, just blame the Armed Forces of Ukraine for everything," he said.

Yuriy Gudymenko, a serviceman of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, blogger, public and political figure, leader of the "Demsokyra" movement, appealed to the Security Service of Ukraine in his post. He noted that if Maryana Bezuhla "knows the meaning of what she is saying, then she commits a crime." We are talking about the disclosure of information that is a state secret, by a person to whom this information was entrusted or to whom it became known in connection with the performance of official duties.

If she does not know what she is saying, but does it, then, according to Gudymenko, she commits another crime. We are talking about a knowingly false report about a threat to the safety of citizens.

What Ukrainians write on social networks

Mariana Bezuhla's proposal to release Valerii Zaluzhnyi provoked a violent reaction from Ukrainians.

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