Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko promoted five Colonels of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to the rank of General and promoted two Major Generals to Lieutenant Generals, according to a decree published on the President’s website.
The new Lieutenant Generals are Marine Corps Commander Major-General Yuriy Sodol and Rodion Tymoshenko, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Major General of the Ukrainian Navy.
The new Major-Generals are: Colonel Yuriy Hudeev, Chief of Staff, first deputy of command logistics of the ground troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine; Colonel Volodymyr Kydon, head of the Department of Defense Planning, Deputy Chief of ground forces; Colonel Evgeny Moysyuk, first deputy commander of the Ukrainian Air Assault Forces; Colonel Viktor Nikolyuk, Late Commandant of the 169th Training Centre of the Ukrainian ground forces; and Colonel Ihor Chepkov, the Head of Central Scientific Research Institute of Armaments and Military Equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
In October, Poroshenko appointed a woman as Major General. Lyudmyla Shuhaley, head of the Military Medical Office of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), became the first woman general in the history of Ukraine.