Contents tagged with Syrskyi

  • France to send military instructors to Ukraine

    France will send instructors to Ukraine to help train its military forces, said Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Oleksandr Syrskyi. He announced that the necessary documents have already been signed, enabling the first French instructors to soon visit Ukrainian training centres.

    Announcing the decision after a video call with French Minister of Armed Forces Sébastien Lecornu, Syrskyi said: "I am pleased to welcome France's initiative to send instructors to Ukraine to train …

  • Ukrainian Commander-in-Chief reports complex situation at the front as forces counter Russian assaults

    The Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Oleksandr Syrskyi, has stated that as of the morning of May 12th, the situation at the front remains complex. Russian forces continue to actively assault on several fronts, although their attempts to penetrate the defense have been halted.

    General Syrskyi noted that the Russians are trying to break through into the depths of Ukrainian territory. Currently, artillery, drone units, and intelligence are being employed at the sites of …

  • Syrskyi: Ukrainian Forces face intensified assaults on eastern front

    The situation on the Eastern Front has significantly escalated in recent days, particularly following an intensification of offensive operations by the adversary after the so-called "elections" in Russia, said Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) Oleksandr Syrskyi in a Saturday Telegram post on April 13.

    "The enemy is actively attacking our positions in the Lyman and Bakhmut areas with assault groups, backed by armored vehicles. On the Pokrovsk front, attempts to breach our …

  • Syrskyi: Ukrainian Forces achieve tactical successes in Kupiansk and Lyman areas

    The Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Oleksandr Syrskyi, said on April 6 that Ukrainian troops have achieved certain tactical successes in the Kupiansk and Lyman directions. In other parts of the front, the situation remains tense, with heavy fighting continuing.

    According to him, Russian forces are attempting to reach the borders of the Donetsk region, using their advantage in air power, missiles, and artillery ammunition. Occupying forces are launching offensive operations …

  • Ukraine Military Chief: Kharkiv offensive could become a fatal trap for Russian forces

    Ukraine's military chief, Oleksandr Syrskyi, has warned that Kharkiv could prove fatal for Russian forces should they decide to mount an offensive. In an interview with Ukrinform, he emphasised the need for Ukraine not to overlook any intelligence on Russia’s preparations for an attack, adding that measures are in place to respond should the probability become a reality. Massive fortification work is being carried out on territories and positions, with a comprehensive barrier system established …

  • Ukrainian Commander-in-Chief visits Avdiivka frontline

    Lieutenant General Oleksandr Syrskyi, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), visited the military near Avdiivka . He provided an update of his field visit on the morning on his Telegram channel.

    The general highlighted that Russian forces had concentrated their main efforts near Avdiivka and had been trying to break through the Ukrainian defensive line for "several days in a row." The most intense fighting is occurring within the zones of responsibility of three Ukrainian …

  • Ukraine's Armed Forces Chief announces staff changes amid challenges on eastern front

    Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Oleksandr Syrskyi, has announced staffing changes among commanders in some combat brigades to preserve the lives and health of Ukraine’s defenders.

    Syrsyi said he continues to work on the eastern front. "Over three days, it has become clear why, with similar levels of personnel, arms, and military equipment, some brigades have been successful in holding back enemy attacks and maintaining positions, while others have not," said Syrskyi, …

  • Syrskyi: Ukrainian forces drove Russians out of Orlivka, Donetsk region

    Russian forces continue their active assault actions along numerous front-line sectors, with particularly tense situations on the Avdiivka and Zaporizhzhia fronts. However, Ukrainian forces managed to repel the Russians from the vicinity of Orlivka in the Donetsk region, reported the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Oleksandr Syrskyi, on Telegram.

    Syrskyi reported that Russian assault units are attempting to break through the Ukrainian defense and capture the settlements of …

  • Zelensky appoints Oleksandr Syrskyi as new Ukrainian Armed Forces Chief, replacing Valerii Zaluzhnyi

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has appointed a new commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Former head of the Ground Forces Col. Gen. Oleksandr Syrskyi will replace Gen. Valerii Zaluzhnyi, announced President Zelensky on his official Telegram channel on Thursday, February 8.

    Previously, information about a meeting between Zelensky and Zaluzhnyi had surfaced on their Telegram channels. According to the President's post, he thanked the former military chief for two years of …

  • Ukrainian Ground Forces Commander: elite Russian military units destroyed in battles near Bakhmut

    "Ukrainian Defense forces have destroyed the 72nd separate motorized rifle brigade, as well as the 31st and 83rd separate airborne assault brigades of the Russian Armed Forces, which are considered the most prepared and professional units in the Russian Armed Forces," said the commander of the Ukrainian Ground Forces, Lieutenant General Oleksandr Syrskyi.

    "The overall situation on the Eastern front remains tense. The enemy continues to pursue its intentions to resume offensive actions along …