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Zelenskyy appoints head of Chernihiv City Military Administration

Friday, 17 February 2023, 13:27
Zelenskyy appoints head of Chernihiv City Military Administration

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, has appointed Dmytro Bryzhynskyi, who was in charge of the defence of the city, as the head of the Chernihiv City Military Administration of the Chernihiv district in Chernihiv Oblast.

Source: Presidential Decree No. 19/2023-rp

Quote: "To appoint Dmytro Volodymyrovych Bryzhynskyi as the head of the Chernihiv City Military Administration of the Chernihiv district in Chernihiv Oblast."

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Details: According to the presidential decree No. 69/2023, the Chernihiv City Military Administration of the Chernihiv district in Chernihiv Oblast was established on 7 February, 2023.

Note: Bryzhynskyi is a military man. He has headed the 93rd Mechanised Brigade Kholodnyi Yar since March 2019. Previously, he was the Chief of Staff and First Deputy Commander of the 58th Motorised Infantry Brigade military unit, named after hetman Ivan Vyhovskyi.

Commanded by Bryzhynskyi, the brigade fought in the Avdiivka front and in Luhansk Oblast near Novotoshkivske, Bakhmut Highway and Krymske.

Bryzhinsky led the defene of Chernihiv during a full-scale Russian offensive. He’s an honorary citizen of Chernihiv.

Background

  • In December 2022, the Yavora District Court of Lviv found the mayor of Chernihiv, Vladyslav Atroshenko, guilty of a conflict of interests and deprived him of the right to hold the position of mayor for a year. The court made this decision due to the fact that Atroshenko instructed his driver to take his wife's car abroad.
  • On 27 January, the Lviv Court of Appeal was supposed to consider an appeal against the decision to remove Vladyslav Atroshenko from the post of mayor of Chernihiv; heads of 30 cities came to support the mayor, but the meeting was postponed to 1 February.

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