MINSK, 10 February (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has made a number of new military appointments. The head of state signed the relevant decrees on 9 February, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.
Aleksandr Lukashenko appointed Colonel Vadim Romaniv head of communications of the Armed Forces - head of the General Staff Communications Department. Colonel Dmitry Bitny was appointed Deputy Commander of the Western Operations Command.
The head of state also relieved Major General Igor Korol of the post of First Deputy Chief of General Staff and dismissed him from military service to the reserve due to his age with the right to wear military uniforms and insignia.