Serhiy Shaptala

Ukrainian general
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Serhiy Shaptala
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15th Chief of the General Staff
Incumbent
Assumed office
July 28, 2021
PresidentVolodymyr Zelenskyy
Preceded bySerhiy Korniychuk
Personal details
Born (1973-02-05) February 5, 1973 (age 49)
Kostiantynivka, Cherkasy Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
EducationIvan Chernyakhovsky National Defense University of Ukraine
Military service
Allegiance Ukraine
Branch/serviceUkrainian Ground Forces
Years of service1994–present
RankLieutenant general
Battles/warsRusso-Ukrainian War, Battle of Debaltseve
AwardsHero of Ukraine
Order of Bohdan Khmelnytsky

Serhiy Oleksandrovych Shaptala (Ukrainian: Шаптала Сергій Олександрович; born 5 February 1973) is the Ukrainian Chief of the General Staff (since 28 July 2021), holding the rank of Lieutenant general.[1]

In 2015, he was awarded Hero of Ukraine by President Petro Poroshenko for his command of the 128th Brigade during the Battle of Debaltseve.[2]

During the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, Shaptala said Ukrainian air defences shot down a Russian Il-76,[3] and shared video footage of a Ukrainian Bayraktar TB2 striking Russian targets.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Lieutenant General Serhii SHAPTALA". MoD of Ukraine.
  2. ^ "After Debaltseve Defeat, What Next?: Out from Debaltseve hell and back to the trenches". Kyiv Post. 20 February 2015.
  3. ^ Cannon, Matt; Kuklychev, Yevgeny; Giella, Lauren; Backus, Alex; Strozewski, Zoe; Chapman, ORhonde; McKnight, Patricia; Klawans, Justin; Villarreal, Daniel; Brugen, Isabel van; Colarossi, Natalie (February 24, 2022). "Ukraine-Russia: Kyiv near 'catastrophe,' Berdyansk falls, UN session called". Newsweek.
  4. ^ "How Ukraine Is Using Drones Against Russia". Council on Foreign Relations.
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