Zaluzhnyi skips NATO meeting due to ‘difficult operational situation’ on front line

Valerii Zaluzhnyi
Valerii Zaluzhnyi

Bauer told the Ukrainian news agency Ukrinform he had received a letter from Zaluzhnyi the day before, stating that participation, even via video, was "impossible in light of the difficult operational situation in defense against Russian aggression."

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The representative of Ukraine to NATO, Major General Serhiy Salkutsan, will attend the meeting instead of Zaluzhnyi.

"We’re focused on getting Valerii's assessment of the latest developments on the ground from his military representative, where Ukrainians are fighting for what is rightfully theirs," Bauer said.

Zaluzhnyi held a regular telephone conversation with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States General Mark Milley on May 6.

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At the end of April, he met with NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Christopher Cavoli.

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