Zelensky appoints Halushkin as commander of Ukrainian armed forces’ territorial defense forces

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has appointed Combatant General Yuriy Halushkin as commander of the territorial defense forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the head of state’s press service reported.

“From January 1, 2022, the law of Ukraine” On the foundations of national resistance “is promulgated, according to which the main role in the organization and implementation of the tasks of the territorial defense of Ukraine belongs to the territorial defense forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, ”the message read.

It is noteworthy that Zelensky appointed Military General Yuriy Halushkin to the post of Commander of the Territorial Defense Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

In 2001-2002, Halushkin was a member of the international peacekeeping operation in Kosovo (Federal Republic of Yugoslavia).

Since 2014, he has been a member of the forces and resources involved in the anti-terrorist operation (Joint Forces Operations) in the territory of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

From June 2014 to January 2015, he was the Commander of the Highly Mobile Airborne Forces, which at the time was part of the ground forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

It is noteworthy that after the highly mobile landing troops became a separate branch of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Halushkin was appointed deputy commander.

Since December 2019 he was Chief Inspector of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and since mid-2020 – Deputy Chief Inspector.

“For his personal courage and great professionalism in protecting the state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, his loyalty to the military oath, Brigadier General Yuriy Halushkin received orders from Bohdan Khmelnytsky of degrees II and III, “said the presidential press service.