Valerii Zaluzhny and Volodymyr Zelensky visit an artillery training center on November 3, 2023. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service / Reuters / Scanpix / LETA  

Newsweek: Zelensky Barrels Into Showdown With Star General Amid Ukraine Tensions 

A long-running spat between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and the country’s top commander is breaking into public view as Kyiv seeks to shore up its battlefield and diplomatic positions under a cloud of unmet expectations. 

With freezing temperatures settling over 600 miles of churned battlefields, Ukraine is facing another difficult winter of Russian bombardment. Ukrainian officials will spend the coming months trying to shore up waning Western financial and military support, while batting away demands for renewed peace talks with Moscow. 

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Update #1: The other Z conflict Ukrainian journalists report a growing rivalry between President Zelensky and Commander-in-Chief General Zaluzhny (Meduza)

Update #2: Ukraine’s Military ‘Clashes’ With Zelensky; Rumors Abound Of Top Brass Ready For Peace With Russia (EurAsian Times)  

WNU Editor: Reports of a major rift between Ukraine President Zelensky and Ukraine’s commander-in-chief, General Valerii Zaluzhny have been ongoing since the start of 2023. And while I do not know what is the true state of the relationship between President Zelensky and General Valerii Zaluzhny, I do know that if your side was winning there would be no reports and/or rumors of dissension.  

Update #3: The mayor of Kyiv is making it very clear on what he thinks of Ukraine President Zelensky  …. Vitali Klitschko claims ‘Zelensky is on his way out’: Former boxing champ says Ukraine’s leader is ‘paying for his mistakes’ as counter-offensive grinds to a halt (Daily Mail). More here …. Kyiv mayor accuses Zelenskiy of authoritarianism, ending Ukraine’s political truce (El Pais).