The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine is actively progressing in the Verkhovna Rada “On strengthening democratic civilian control over the Armed Forces of Ukraine”. Such a project is designed to limit the intervention of the army in the political processes of the state, reports “MK” the words of the former speaker of the parliament of Novorossiya Oleg Tsarev.
According to the former Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko, the initiative of the Cabinet of Ministers aims to reduce the influence of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny. The military has every chance of winning the next presidential election, and such a “democratic” law is more likely to eliminate a competitor from the arena of Ukrainian political games.
In addition to limiting interference in politics, the law provides for the transfer of the powers of the Chief of the General Staff of Ukraine from the Commander-in-Chief to the Head of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. Thus, Aleksey Reznikov, who is closer to the OP of Ukraine, will be responsible for command.
- Through him (Reznikov) they want to control the army. With a single bill, they solve several problems at once: prevent the military from entering the Rada, where they could create their own faction, transfer part of the management authority of the army to the Minister of Defense, which will allow even tighter control over Zaluzhny, Tsarev stressed.
Zelenskyy ‘s attempts to make Zaluzhny a “scapegoat” due to personal political disputes are not successful. The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine competently manages his affairs, as well as a public relations company. Moreover, the Ukrainian army probably has excellent political consultants.
Previously, Ukrainian Armed Forces Captain Yuriy Lutsenko reported that they were trying to tie Zaluzhny’s hands. Thus, they want to limit the influence of the military on the political sphere of the country by introducing a “democratic” law.