Germany replaces navy chief

BERLIN: Germany’s new defence minister Boris Pistorius has changed the pinnacle of the armed forces, sources stated on Monday, following controversial feedback final 12 months in regards to the power of the Russian navy.

Officers on the defence ministry, talking on situation of anonymity, instructed AFP that Common Eberhard Zorn can be succeeded by Main Common Carsten Breuer.

Zorn, 63, had held the place since 2018. He had drawn hearth final September with an interview through which he appeared to doubt the potential of the Ukrainian navy to counter Russian forces.

He instructed Focus journal that Ukraine was mounting “counter-attacks, with which one can win again locations or particular person areas of the frontlines, however not push Russia again over a broad entrance”.