‘Iron general’ Zaluzhnyi, new Ukrainian icon

Ukrainians credit their commander-in-chief General Valerii Zaluzhnyi with disrupting Russia’s initial plan to capture Kyiv quickly after launching its offensive on February 24. – Valerii Zaluzhnyi Facebook pic, August 5, 2022.

UNKNOWN to fellow Ukrainians when he was named commander-in-chief last year, General Valerii Zaluzhnyi has emerged as an icon of resistance against the Russian invasion.

The powerfully built 49-year-old’s birthday last month brought plaudits from across the country, with Ukrainians taking to social media to congratulate their military leader.

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