General Alexander Dvornikov Born in 1961. He is the commander of the forces of the Southern Military District. In 2015, he chaired Gathering of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in Syria. A year later, he got the title Hero of the Russian Federation – the highest honorary title in Russia.
The BBC quoted an anonymous source as saying: “This commander has extensive experience in Russian operations in Syria. Therefore, we expect an improvement in overall command and control.”
According to a Western official, The invasion command is establishedTo improve the operations of the forces that have been commanding separately until now.
According to the BBC, Russian politicians Vladimir Putin’s goal is to achieve success by May 9When Russia celebrates victory in World War II.
In the first Western media interview since the Russian attack on Ukraine, The Russian president’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, insisted that this was not a war, but a “special military operation”.denied that Russian forces had fired on civilians and civilian objects, and argued that they had nothing to do with the killing of civilians in Bokza, but admitted that Russian forces had incurred significant losses.
When asked about reports of thousands of Russian soldiers killed, including six generals killed and hundreds of tanks missing, Peskov initially tried to dismiss the question. In the end he answered without giving a number.
– We have great losses in soldiers, which is a great tragedy for us – He said.
Since the beginning of the war, Russia has so far only officially reported the number of its soldiers killed twice – On March 25, it claimed that 1,351 soldiers had been killed. The United States estimated that by the end of March, more than 10,000 people had died. Russians.
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