Khomchak to replace Koval as NSDC's first deputy secretary.

Ruslan Khomchak, who has been dismissed from the post of commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, will be appointed first deputy secretary of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) in place of Mykhailo Koval.

Ukrainian presidential press secretary Serhiy Nykyforov said this at a briefing on Tuesday, July 27, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.

"Ruslan Khomchak is moving to the post of the NSDC's first deputy secretary. Accordingly, the incumbent first deputy head, Mykhailo Koval, is stepping down," he said.

Read also: Zelensky replaces Army's commander-in-chief

As was reported earlier, President Volodymyr Zelensky dismissed Khomchak as commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and appointed Commander of the Pivnich (North) Operational Command Valeriy Zaluzhny to the post.

Koval was appointed the NSDC's first deputy secretary on February 17, 2015.

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