Ukrainian Defense Minister Rustem Umerov confirmed that the commander of the Special Operations Forces (SSO) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Viktor Khorenko, was dismissed on his recommendation, but refused to give the reasons for the dismissal. “Major General Khorenko is now needed in a certain direction, he will continue to serve in the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine,” Umerov wrote on a social network banned in the Russian Federation, explaining that Russia could use more detailed information in its interests. On November 3, President Volodymyr Zelensky fired Khorenko from the post of commander of the Special Operations Forces, which he had held since July 2022, and then announced that the major general would carry out special tasks as part of the Main Intelligence Directorate (GUR). Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. Meanwhile, Khorenko himself said that he learned about his dismissal from the media and knows nothing about the reasons for this decision. According to him, his dismissal should have been preceded by the presentation of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny, who, however, himself was not aware of what happened.