Many Ukrainians see Valeriy Zaluzhnyi, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as a "new Eisenhower." This was written by the German magazine Spiegel.
The publication reminds that American General Dwight Eisenhower entered politics and became president after the end of World War II.
The popularity of the commander-in-chief "must be envied in the presidential office," the article says.
The publication recalls that the general has recently been criticized in the "Servant of the People" party, although such criticism was previously taboo, as Zaluzhnyi is extremely popular, "even streets are named after him."
The magazine points out that he himself did not confirm his political ambitions, but adds that he could have refuted them quickly enough, but for some reason Zaluzhnyi does not do so.
So now there is a "strange stalemate" in the relationship between Zelensky and Zaluzhnyi. On the one hand, the president can dismiss the chief of staff at any time. On the other hand, this would push the general into politics, which the OP does not want, Spiegel believes.