Russian army commander fired 15 days later after ‘Kharkiv fiasco’

Russian army commander fired 15 days later after 'Kharkiv fiasco'

This Monday, Natalia Goumeniuk, military spokeswoman for the South, announced that the Ukrainian military had reclaimed “about 500 km2” of land occupied by Russians. Ukraine has announced that it has withdrawn a total of about 3,000 km2 from Russia, mainly in the Kharkiv region, during a lightning retaliatory strike in the northeast, forcing Moscow’s troops to withdraw.

News that does not please the Kremlin at all. And especially for Vladimir Putin. The English media The Independent even believes that the Russian president has taken tough decisions. Indeed, he may have decided to replace Lieutenant General Roman Berdnikov. The decision was taken 16 days after the sepoy was placed in charge of the armies of the area. Prior to this, he was the commander of the Russian army in Syria before moving to Ukraine to lead troops in the self-declared People’s Republic of Donbass.

Russia has not yet confirmed this information. Ukraine, for its part, makes sure that the man will be replaced by Lieutenant General Oleksandr Lapin. After the Ukrainian counter-offensive, the Russian Defense Minister assured that the withdrawal of troops to Kharkov was due to a strategic “reorganization” of the units. Version that was rejected by Ukraine.

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