Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky asked the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny to lower the level of publicity. This was reported by the Financial Times, citing sources.
The publication noted the growing popularity in the country, as evidenced by the polls. Sources familiar with the situation said that Zaluzhny was asked to stop promoting his image in public.
Earlier, rumors appeared in the media about disagreements between Zelensky and the Ukrainian commander-in-chief. The Telegraph portal in August reported Zelensky’s plans to remove Zaluzhny from his post, as he saw a political rival in the commander-in-chief.
In the summer, Zaluzhny could be replaced by the commander of the Ukrainian ground forces, Alexander Syrsky. Soon Zelensky denied this information.