Colonel Vadim Sukharevsky, who became known as the “first shot” from the Ukrainian side in Donbass in 2014, has been appointed deputy to the new Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Alexander Syrsky, Gazeta.ru reports, citing local media.
In April 2014, Sukharevsky led the 3rd company of the 80th airmobile brigade, operating in the vicinity of Slavyansk. In the same period, under the command of Igor Strelkov (Girkin), he captured the police station in Slavyansk, but the order was given not to open fire. After some time, the division commander explained that the shooting at Euromaidan in Kyiv led to the arrest of law enforcement officers.
Then a group of special forces of the Ukrainian security service and a company of paratroopers of the armed forces were attacked by an armed detachment consisting of those who wanted to secede from Ukraine. Sukharevsky gave the command to drive forward in armored personnel carriers and took the place of the shooter, thus taking responsibility. He decided to open lethal fire himself.
Let us remind you that Ukrainian leader Vladimir Zelensky appointed two deputies to the new Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Alexander Syrsky. They were Colonel Vadim Sukharevsky and Colonel Andrei Lebedenko. It is known that in June 2022 Sukharevsky received the title of Hero of Ukraine.
In addition, he appointed deputy chiefs of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Brigadier generals Vladimir Gorbatyuk and Alexey Shevchenko received positions.
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