12:23 05.04.2016

Serhiy Hayduk remains commander of Ukrainian Naval Forces – Navy spokesman

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Serhiy Hayduk remains commander of Ukrainian Naval Forces – Navy spokesman

Vice-Admiral Serhiy Haiduk remains Commander of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, press secretary of the Ukrainian Navy Command captain of the first rank Oleh Chubuk said.

Chubuk denied previous media reports that the leadership of some Ukrainian Naval Forces has been changed.

"I, chief of the press centre – press secretary of the Command of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, first rank captain Oleh Chubuk officially state that I have never reported to any media (and moreover confirmed information) about the so-called 'resignation-appointment' of 'the old-new' commander. The resignation and appointment of leaders of the Armed Forces is been done under the president's order. As of April 2, 3 there was no a respective decree on the president's online office," reads Chubuk's statement released on the page of Navy Command on Facebook on Monday.

Previously the Odesa-based Dumskaya publication said Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had dismissed Serhiy Haiduk from the post of commander of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and appointed the former deputy commander for coastal defense, ATO member general lieutenant, Ihor Voronchenko in his place.

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