Mykhailo Zabrodskyi, the commander of the landing-assault troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, has been appointed new commander of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) forces as part of planned rotation, according to Ukrainian Defense Ministry speaker for ATO issues Andriy Lysenko.
"Lieutenant-General Mykhailo Zabrodskyi was appointed new commander of the ATO forces. It all happened last week," he told UNIAN.
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According to him, the relevant appointment took place as part of planned rotation.
Lysenko also said the terms of the rotation were classified information and could not be disclosed.