The statements of MP Maryana Bezuhla regarding the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valerii Zaluzhnyi cannot be regarded as an initiative for his resignation, since such decisions are made at a different level.
This was stated on the air of Radio NV by the adviser to the head of the President's Office, Mykhailo Podolyak.
According to him, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief, President Zelenskyy, and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Valerii Zaluzhnyi, communicate directly every day on various platforms, and in Ukraine today there is a clear management vertical on which certain decisions are made.
"All decisions on how the military vertical should be structured... shall be adopted by non-deputies respectively. MPs cannot initiate or not initiate the resignation of certain servicemen, given the positions they hold within the framework of parliamentary committees," Mykhailo Podolyak said.
The adviser to the head of the President's Office stressed that the MP's statements "are not official statements of the Office of the President or the President personally."
"Therefore, we should always wait for official statements regarding the attitude to this or that situation, or to this or that person... If we are talking about the commander-in-chief, then, of course, the president himself always comments on complex issues," he stressed.
At the same time, Mykhailo Podolyak noted that in Ukraine for some reason they are used to the fact that "it cannot be that someone there says something on their own initiative." At the same time, he stressed that the Office of the President of Ukraine does not want to comment on "conspiracy theories".
To recap, the Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on National Security, People's Deputy from the "Servant of the People" 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.