The new commander of the Ground Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces instead of Alexander Syrsky condition Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Alexander Pavlyuk. ZN.UA learned about this from its own sources in the Ministry of Defense.
It is planned to appoint the commander of the Territorial Defense Forces, Anatoly Bargilevich, as the head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Lieutenant General Alexander Pavlyuk born in Novograd-Volynsky (now Zvyagel) Zhitomir region. He graduated from the Kharkov Guards Higher Tank Command School in 1991. Then he graduated from the Ivan Chernyakhovsky National Defense University of Ukraine and the Lviv Regional Institute of Public Administration of the National Academy of Public Administration under the President of Ukraine. 2019 became a candidate of military sciences.
Since March 2014, he has actively participated in repelling the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine. Under his command, 24 Mechanized Infantry Brigades distinguished themselves during the liberation of populated areas: Slavyanskaya, Kramatorskaya, Severskaya, Lisichanskaya. In August 2014, the brigade under the command of Pavlyuk successfully advanced in the Lugansk direction and ensured the release of the Lugansk airport.
From 2015 to early 2017, Pavlyuk was chief of staff – first deputy commander of the operational command “West” of the Ukrainian Ground Forces.
From March 2017 to April 2020, Pavlyuk was the commander of the troops of the operational command “West” of the Ukrainian Ground Forces. From 2020 to July 2021, he commanded the training of the Armed Forces Ground Forces Command. From July 28, 2021 to March 15, 2022, Pavlyuk served as commander of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO).
With the start of the full-scale Russian invasion on February 24, 2022, Pavlyuk led the defense in eastern Ukraine. From March 15 to May 21, 2022, he headed the Kyiv Regional Military Administration. Pavlyuk ensured the organization of defense and reflection of Russian aggression in Kyiv and the Kyiv region. He led stabilization measures in the dismissed territories of the Kyiv region.
From May 2022 to February 21, 2023, he was chief of staff – deputy commander of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. At the same time, Pavlyuk held the position of commander of the group of forces and means of defense of Kyiv. Since February 21, 2023, Alexander Pavlyuk has held the position of First Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine.
Major General Anatoly Bargilevich born in the village of Emelyanovka, Zhitomir region. Graduated from the National Defense University of Ukraine named after Ivan Chernyakhovsky.
From 2020 to 2022, Bargilevich was deputy commander of the Armed Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces for territorial defense. Even before the full-scale invasion of Russia into the Ground Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, he began to create and develop a powerful system of territorial defense troops.
Since October 9, 2023, Bargilevich has held the position of Commander of the Territorial Defense Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
At the beginning of a full-scale war, Bargilevich led the defense of the most important sector No. 1 of Kyiv’s defense in the Gostomel direction. He commanded a group, which was based on TRO units, and he prevented the capture of Kyiv by the Russians.
For almost a year and a half, Bargilevich was the head of headquarters of the operational-strategic group of troops “Khortitsa”. This group of troops, in particular, took part in the offensive in the Kharkov region the year before last.
As FACTS wrote, earlier the new commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Alexander Syrsky, named the main value of the Ukrainian army and identified the key to success.
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