Ukraine: Observer says Russian army chief Roman Bertnikov ousted by ‘massive failures’

Follow our live blog on the war in Ukraine here

Lt. Gen. Roman Bertnikov, the head of Russia’s Western Military Command, has been removed from his post in the face of “massive defeats” suffered by Moscow in Ukraine, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry said.

It is a short route to Perdnikow, which was there Appointed to the post on August 26Instead of Lieutenant General Sychevy, who, according to Ukrainian authorities He held office for only three weeks. They say the next head of the Western Military Command should be Lt. Gen. Oleksandr Lapin, but for now it’s Russia. These changes neither confirm nor deny anything.

According to The IndependentBertnikov served as a commander Task Force Russian armed forces in Syria and later led troops in the Donbas region.

Pub • Continue reading below

Over the weekend, Ukraine claimed significant progress in Russian-occupied territories, recapturing two key cities in the Kharkiv region: Izyum and Kupiansk. Defense Ministry, with the justification that the army is “reintegrating” the troops confirmed the withdrawal of the army from Izyum, an important supply point for Russia. However, he guarantees that the intention is to “accelerate efforts in Donetsk” to “achieve the objectives of the special military operation” and “liberate” Donbass.

Russians agree to withdraw from fortress city in northeastern Ukraine, but say it’s to “regroup” forces

The recent breakthrough is a result of the armed forces’ strategy of deceiving Russian forces. To this end, Ukraine launched a counteroffensive in the south of the country with the aim of defeating the Russian army in Kharkiv in the northeast of the country. Special Forces sources said Guardian While spreading disinformation for days – and broadcast by the media around the world – he planned and unleashed a plan to surprise the Russian military at the counterpoint. The plan culminated in the recapture of one-third of the occupied territory in Kharkiv in three days.

How Ukraine deceived the Russians (and beyond) through a counterintelligence conspiracy.

This Monday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukrainian troops had already been recaptured. Six thousand square km of the territory from the beginning of September. However, Russia remains optimistic about victory. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov promised the country would meet the goals set for the self-declared “special military operation” in Ukraine. Asked whether the president would step up mobilization in the face of Ukrainian developments, the spokesman declined to answer, referring to the Defense Ministry.

See also  War in the Middle East. The evolution of the conflict between Israel and Hamas up to the minute

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *