Major General Igor Tantsyura became the new head of the defense forces.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky replaced the commander of the Forces territorial defense Armed Forces of Ukraine.
This is stated in the relevant presidential decrees posted on the website of the head of state.
Yes, Decree No. 336/2022 Yuri Galushkin has been relieved of his post as Commander of the Territorial Defense Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Recall that he was appointed to this post on January 1 this year.
order Decree No. 337/2022 Major General Igor Tantsyura was appointed to this position.
Igor Tantsyura – what is known
Igor Tantsyura was previously Deputy Commander of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and earlier Chief of Staff and First Deputy Commander of the JFO. In 2013, he was the head of the 169th training center of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Igor Tantsura received the rank of Major General in 2013.
On May 2, 2022, Zelensky awarded him the Order of Bohdan Khmelnytsky III degree – for personal courage and selfless actions shown in protecting the state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, loyalty to the military oath.
General Yuri Galushkin: what is known about him
In 2001-2002, Galushkin was a member of the international peacekeeping operation in Kosovo. Since 2014, he has been involved in the Anti-Terrorist Operation on the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
In 2019, Galushkin was appointed chief inspector of the Ministry of Defense. And from the middle of 2020, he became the Deputy Chief Inspector.
On January 1, 2022, he was appointed to the post of commander of the Terorobone Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
He was awarded the Orders of Bogdan Khmelnitsky II and III degrees.
Territorial defense in Ukraine: what is known
On January 1, 2022, the law “On the Foundations of National Resistance” came into force, according to which the leading role in organizing and carrying out tasks territorial defense of Ukraine belongs to the Territorial Defense Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
February 24 Territorial Defense Forces of Ukraine started deployment in wartime conditions.
On May 3, the Verkhovna Rada supported the bill on providing the possibility of territorial defense perform tasks in areas of military (combat) operations (No. 6521). Terroborona will be able to perform tasks together with other groupings of troops (forces) or/or groupings of joint forces intended to conduct military (combat) operations, repulse armed aggression against Ukraine in areas of military (combat) operations.
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