Oct 04, 2022
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Named by the Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2022, General Valerii Zaluzhnyi is probably among the 10 most important of Ukranian history in all times. He is, nothing more nothing less, the current Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Few positions could be considered so disturbing these days. His job is not only to defend the sovereignety of a nation: he is actually in charge of guaranteeing the right of existence of Ukraine, threatened by a nuclear power with a large history of oppression and denial of our national identity.
We are almost getting used to the news reporting successful advances in several fronts of battle, but nothing comes as a matter of luck or coincidence. General Zaluzhnyi is the one behind the impressive command that has been recovering in few days large swaths of territory Russians needed several months to invade and control.
At the age of only 49 years, he was promoted by President Zelenskyy to the rank of General, the highest possible rank in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in the midst of the Russian invasion (March 5th). Our president knew very well he was the right man for the task by his widespread respect among Ukrainian political and social spheres.
He never let himself be touched by the vanity typical of those who occupy positions of power. His care towards people never let him make distinctions based on ranks or subordination. His principle has always been to listen everyone and to respect opposite opinions, as he understood blind deference towards hierarchy a toxic heritage from Soviet times.
Officers don't save praise to describe him. He is regarded as one of the most open-minded generals who understands the problems of soldiers and junior officers, never agreeing that "stars on epaulettes are an excuse to be arrogant."
He often says that "military action is in reality, not on paper." In fact, the General has been most of his life since 2014 in the Donbas.
This profile of deep integrity and respect is the motor of our motivation, so the results are on the field: we are testifying very positive results in the counter-offensive in Kherson Oblast, which is coming less than a month after the triumph of Kharkiv counter-offensive, deemed by respected military experts as a case of study of successful modern warfare.
For his impressive leadership in a war fought against barbarians in multiple fronts, General Valerii Zaluzhnyi should be awarded a hypothetical Nobel Prize of Military Strategy.
Or maybe the Nobel Peace Prize for the human being he is.