Skip to comments.Ukraine president appoints new officials to top defence posts
Posted on 07/03/2014 1:48:11 PM PDT by McGruff
Ukraine's president has appointed new officials to top defense posts as he pledged to stamp out the corruption that has left the country's armed forces faltering before a pro-Russian insurgency.
A statement published online late yesterday announced the appointments of Col Gen Valery Heletey as defense minister and Lt Gen Viktor Muzhenko as chief of the military's General Staff.
Poroshenko also appointed Yury Kosyuk, an agriculture magnate and one of Ukraine's richest men, to oversee defense issues in the presidential administration, and promised to "purge the army of thieves and grafters." Accusations of corruption have been rife as Kiev's operation against the rebels continues.
Kiev has struggled to assert control over the country's industrial east, where fighting between government troops and pro-Russia separatists has claimed more than 400 lives since April.
From another source.
New Ukrainian Defence Minister Valeriy Heletey has promised that the army would retake Crimea, restoring the country’s territorial integrity.
Addressing parliament in Kiev, he said: “There will be a victory parade... in Ukraine’s Sevastopol.”
Russia annexed the peninsula - which has a Russian-speaking majority - in March after a controversial referendum.
“Corruption? I thought that was their justification for overthrowing the previous administration.”
The people being replaced ARE FROM THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION. Example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mykhailo_Koval
The genocidal war criminal KGB Putin has ensured that Ukraine and Russia will be mortal enemies locked in brutal war with no end in sight. Ukrainians will never forgive what the savage stupid evil Russians have done and they won’t stop killing the Russky terrorists until the invaders have been driven from their land.
Umm Putin isn’t the one bombing his own citizens. If anyone is guilty of war crimes it’s Poroshenko.
Ukraine is long overdue for a good smack down from the Russians who are likely just waiting for the right moment to deliver one.
Putin dropped cluster bombs on innocent women and children when he invaded Georgia unprovoked and ethnically cleansed thousands of civilians.
In his own country he managed to wipe out the entire ethnic Russian population of Chechnya before giving the whole province as a gift to the son of the Chechen mufti, who built the largest mosque in Europe there and is instituting sharia law on Russian soil.
Then he threw away his Christian Russian wife because she got old and sired two illegitimate children by his moslem Tatar whore.
When will that be? Right after the Russian tanks roll into Kosovo?
But the topic isn’t Georgia or Chechnya here.
I'll wager sometime in the next 60 days or so...depending on how hot things get in the civil war. The casus belli for such an invasion has already been established and puppet fascists in Kiev clearly need to be taught a lesson.