The move “signals the growing gravity of the situation facing Russia and a clear recognition that the campaign is not aligned with Russia’s strategic goals.”
In the British Ministry of Defence think the appointment of a new commander of Russia’s “special operations”, chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov, was a “significant event” in Putin’s approach to war management.
Gerasimov will replace Sergei Surovikin, who worked in this post for just three months, the British Ministry of Defense said.
According to the UK Department of Defense, the move “signals the growing seriousness of the situation facing Russia and a clear recognition that the campaign is inconsistent with Russia’s strategic goals.”
“The move is likely to be met with great displeasure by much of Russia’s ultra-nationalist and military blogging community, which increasingly accuses Gerasimov of mishandling the war. On the other hand, Surovikin has been widely praised within that community for his advocacy of a more realistic approach,” it said. messages.
It also noted that after his appointment as deputy commander, his authority and influence almost certainly declined significantly.
It was previously reported that the Russian Federation has appointed a new commander of the task force. The head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Valery Gerasimov.
Recall that in May 2022, information appeared that the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Federation Gerasimov may have been wounded in Ukraine. Then the Ukrainian military in the area of Izaum hit the place where the headquarters of the 2nd Army of the Russian Armed Forces is located. Gerasimov was there at that moment.
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