The battle of Avdiivka occurred in Donetsk in the Donbass region in 2017. It was part of an offensive by the Kiev regime waged under the name of Anti-Terrorist Operation. (Ukraine like Turkey calls killing its own citizens anti-terrorism.) The Ukrinform report from which the following is excerpted highlights the fact that the nation’s new top commander is “a cavalier of the Order of Bohdan Khmelnytsky of the 2nd and 3rd degrees.”

Zelensky introduces new Joint Forces commander in Avdiivka

During a working trip to Donetsk region, President Volodymyr Zelensky has introduced a new commander of the Joint Forces, Oleksandr Pavliuk.

The presentation took place during the events on the occasion of the Day of Liberation of Avdiivka from Russia-led troops, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.