In Ukraine, another military reform took place, although it affected only the highest command staff. By a decree of the President of Ukraine from March 27, the posts of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Chief of the General Staff are divided. This is the official site of the head of state.
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky issued a decree separating the posts of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and the Chief of the General Staff. Previously, the post of commander in chief and chief of the General Staff was unified and held by Ruslan Khomchak. One of the decrees, Khomchak was dismissed from the post of chief of the General Staff - commander in chief of the Armed forces of Ukraine, and by another decree Zelensky appointed Khomchak to the post of commander in chief of the Armed forces of Ukraine. The chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces was Sergey Korniychuk.
According to the law, the commander in chief is the highest military official in the Armed Forces, he is appointed to the post and dismissed by the president. The Chief of the General Staff will report to the Commander-in-Chief, and the Commander-in-Chief of the United Forces will also report to the Commander-in-Chief.
By another decree, Zelensky appointed Sergey Nechaev as commander of the Joint Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Nechaev already held this position from March 2018 to May 2019, but was replaced by Lieutenant General Alexander Syrsky, appointed by decree of Poroshenko. The main mission of the combined forces is to carry out an operation in the Donbass (OOS, the former ATO).
As previously stated in the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, this reform is aimed at achieving a clear delineation of powers between all bodies of military command and control according to NATO principles.