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Zelenskyy fires Ukraine's commander of joint forces

The Zelenskyy administration has fired several high-profile officers in recent times

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Ukraine’s commander of joint forces operation was fired on Sunday, Ukrainian President Volydymr Zelenskyy said. No reasons were given. Major General Eduard Mykhailovich Moskalov was been appointed to the position last March. And Lt. Gen.Oleksandr Pavliuk was appointed head of the Kyiv regional military administration. 

Moskalov's firing is one of the recent leadership changes the Zelenskyy administration has made in recent times. Several high-profile officers have been dismissed following a series of anti-corruption searches and crackdowns across the country. 

Russia, meanwhile, launched attacks with Iran-made drones. Ukrainian authorities said 11 of 14 Shahed drones had been shot down. "The drone attack was actually carried out in two waves, prolonged as much as possible… That's why the night air raid alarm in Kyiv lasted for a long 5 and a half hours,” the Kyiv city military administration said, CNN reported. 

Russian forces in recent times have ramped up their efforts to capture two eastern regions that makeup Donbas. The Wanger group is now focussing their efforts on capturing the city of Bakhmut despite suffering heavy casualties.

According to a Telegram post by the mayor of  Khmelnytskyi Oleksandr Symchyshyn, at least one person was killed and four others wounded in a Russian drone attack. 

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