Poroshenko replaces commander of Ukrainian National Guard

President Petro Poroshenko has dismissed the commander of National Guard of Ukraine Yuriy Allerov.

The decree No. 196 of May 7 was published on the website of the head of state.

By another decree, the President appointed Mykola Balan as acting commander of the National Guard.

"Under Section 7 of the Law "On National guard of Ukraine" the commander of National Guard of Ukraine is appointed and dismissed by the President of Ukraine according to the recommendation of the Minister of Internal Affairs",  notes the press-service of the Ukrainian President.

According to the data published on the website of the National Guard, Mykola Balan was born in Ivano-Frankivsk. From 2010 to 2014 he was the head of the Crimean territorial command of the internal troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.

On April 18, 2014, by the decree of the President of Ukraine, he was appointed as a Deputy Commander of the National Guard of Ukraine.

In a comment to Hromadske, the dismissed commander of the National guard Yuriy Allerov is ready to continue to work in this position if the newly elected President Volodymyr Zelensky appoints him.

Answering the question whether he is ready to continue service in the national guard, Allerov said, "If the new President makes such a decision, I will consider this proposal. For now, I am dismissed under the law".

He noted that it was he who decided to resign. The day before he handed his resignation.

"I resigned for family reasons, he (Poroshenko) accepted it," added Allerov.

Earlier, Poroshenko replaced the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) commander. Oleksandr Syrskyi was appointed as a commander of JFO instead of General Serhiy Nayev.

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