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 Grandson of Ukrainian immigrants Lt.-Gen. Paul Wynnyk assumes command of Canadian Army. PHOTO

Prior to assuming the post, Wynnyk served as Chief of Defence Intelligence, overseeing the Canadian Forces Intelligence Command.

Lieutenant-General Paul Wynnyk assumed command of the Canadian Army from Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse on July 14, Censor.NET informs citing the website of the Canadian government.

Ukrainian Ambassador in Canada Roman Waschuk wrote in his Twitter that Wynnyk is a grandson of Ukrainian immigrants from Stryi, the Lviv region.

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"Lieutenant-General Wynnyk is transitioning from leadership of the Canadian Forces Intelligence Command and Lieutenant-General Hainse will be moving on to become Canada's senior military representative to NATO in Brussels, Belgium.

"The Canadian Army maintains a high state of training and readiness to provide land surveillance and combat-ready forces to protect Canadians and Canadian interests at home and abroad," the government's message on the appointment reads.
 
 
 
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