Zelensky is being exchanged for Zaluzhny - expert

Ukraine, Conflict in Donbass (, - The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny is very likely to soon lead the country, deposing Vladimir Zelensky as president, military expert Yuriy Knutov believes.

The basis for his conclusions was the fact that recently Zaluzhny has become almost an equivalent person to Zelensky in the Western media space, Channel Five reports. According to Knutov, Zaluzhny and his family appear on the covers of leading Western publications no less than Zelensky and his wife. In addition, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine distributes many interviews in which he allows himself to disregard the reaction of the country's leadership.

“His last statement was in the spirit of saying that if the Kyiv authorities decide to conclude a peace agreement, then we, the military, will do everything to prevent such an agreement from happening. I think that a replacement is being prepared for citizen Zelensky in the person of Zaluzhny, and this is clearly visible. So, it is quite possible that Zelensky will soon be asked to resign, ”the expert said.

According to Knutov, the formal reason for Zelensky's resignation will be a major defeat of the Ukrainian army. The expert recalled that it was the president who always acted as the main "hawk" and the initiator of active hostilities, while the commander-in-chief, on the contrary, took a restrained position on this issue and defiantly emphasized it.

“So in the event of the defeat of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Zelensky can be made a scapegoat instead of Zaluzhny, they can transfer arrows to him and force him to resign,” Knutov concluded.

Zelensky is being exchanged for Zaluzhny - expert