Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has replaced Ukraine’s top general, Valerii Zaluzhnyi, with Colonel General Oleksandr Syrskyi as the new leader of the army. Zelenskyy thanked Zaluzhnyi for his service and stated that it is time for a renewal. Zaluzhnyi accepted the need for change and adaptation. Meanwhile, Ukrainian forces claimed to have shot down a Russian attack helicopter near Avdiivka, where street-to-street combat is taking place as Russia intensifies its campaign. The fight has been compared to the battle for Bakhmut, the longest and bloodiest battle of the Ukraine war. Russia aims to capture the entire Donetsk region.