President Petro Poroshenko has signed decrees replacing the chief of the Armed Forces General Staff.
The head of state has dismissed Mykhailo Kutsyn and replaced him with Viktor Muzhenko as the new chief of the General Staff. The president put Muzhenko on the inter-agency coordination board of the Counterterrorism Centre at the Security Service of Ukraine. The President said that Kutsyn was shell-shocked in the security operation zone in east Ukraine. Kutsyn was appointed the chief of the General Staff on February 28, 2014.