The US Department of Defense declined to comment on the information about the wounding of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (APU) Valeriy Zaluzhny. On May 24, a Pentagon representative forwarded the question to Kyiv.
“We propose to contact the Ukrainian military,” he answered a question from a RIA Novosti correspondent.
Zaluzhny’s publication on his Telegram channel dated May 23 remained without comment. Then he said that he had a telephone conversation with the commander of the Joint Armed Forces of NATO in Europe and the head of the US European Command, Christopher Cavoli.
Earlier, on Wednesday, it was reported that Zaluzhny would not be able to continue his service due to injuries received in early May near Kherson. According to one version, the Ukrainian general received a closed craniocerebral injury and multiple shrapnel wounds as a result of a missile attack on a command post near the village of Posad-Pokrovskoye in the Kherson region.
It was clarified that Zaluzhny’s state of health was complicated by the presence of type 2 diabetes.
Earlier, on May 20, Zaluzhny appeared on the air for the first time after a long time after his absence from the public. He spoke via video link at the opening of the international conference in honor of the Day of Science, but did not participate in the dialogue with those present in person.
The general was not asked a single question, and he did not participate in a dialogue with other participants in the event.