Ruslan Khomchak / Photo from UNIAN

"It is beneficial to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, it is beneficial to the State of Ukraine. We're undergoing reform – it's practical. It opens doors to new changes, and one of the changes is that the powers of the Chief of the General Staff and Commander-in-Chief should be divided," Khomchak told journalists, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

According to Khomchak, since Ukraine is developing in the European direction, such a division is needed so that everyone "efficiently and selflessly" performs a specific set of functions to achieve results.

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The official says the functions of both officials will be ultimately determined once the president approves them.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on March 4, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, passed a presidential bill amending section VI "Final and transitional provisions" of the Law "On the National Security of Ukraine" regarding the entry into force of provisions regarding Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, General Staff of the Armed Forces, and separate units (forces)" (No. 3015).

According to the bill, a commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine shall be appointed to the post on the submission of defense minister and dismissed by president. A commander-in-chief reports to president and defense minister.