Tactical brilliance / How Colonel-General Oleksandr Syrsky became an architect of Ukrainian victory
days of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine has turned Valerii Zaluzhnyi, the commander-in-chief of Ukraine’s Armed Forces, into a household
name. While he has undoubtably played a crucial role in Ukraine’s successful defense, other co-authors of Ukrainian victory have played no less of an important role: among them, Colonel-General Oleksandr Syrsky, commander of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In the spring, he led the defense of Kyiv, and later became one of the leaders of the swift counteroffensive in Kharkiv Oblast.