UKRAINE’S President Zelensky warned generals that getting involved in politics put national unity at risk.
The warning followed a spat with Commander-in-Chief General Valeriy Zaluzhny who said the war with Russia was at a stalemate and that a breakthrough was unlikely.
Zelensky, 45, rebuked Gen Zaluzhny, 50, for his claims.
When The Sun asked Mr Zelensky about relations with his commanders, the president said generals who entered politics made a mistake.
He also warned top brass risked being disobeyed by their soldiers if they became political.
Zelensky spoke of the Ukrainian commanders who went into politics after 2014, when Russia annexed Crimea.
He said: “Various political forces are pushing the military into politics.
“It was after 2014, when each political party wanted some military men, stars of the war, and I believe that was a very big mistake.
“They were pushed to politics because they were all destroyed, reputation etc.”
Gen Zaluzhny’s supporters stencilled his portrait in liberated cities last year.
He was widely credited with masterminding…
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