Jason Crowe, a member of the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, commented on the recent dismissal of Valeriy Zaluzhnyi as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Crowe said this at a briefing in Kyiv on Friday evening, Interfax-Ukraine quoted him as saying.
The congressman noted that the United States and Ukraine share a common value - civilian control over the Armed Forces.
"This is a time-honored value that is very important for any democracy. And within that, civilian leaders have the right and the responsibility to elect those leaders who will move forward," the congressman said.
"We understand that after two years of hard-fought struggle, President Zelensky is looking for a renewal and a different approach, and that is certainly within his right, and we support that right," the U.S. House member added.
He thanked General Zaluzhny on behalf of the American people, who have led the effort to defend Ukraine over the past two years, supported his soldiers, and "done it spectacularly."
"He should be recognized for his leadership. There is no doubt about that," Crowe said.
Author - Olena Madiak, 09/02/2024