Defense Minister Shoigu appoints Gerasimov as commander of the Joint Forces Group
MOSCOW, January 11 – RIA Novosti. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu appointed The Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Valery Gerasimov, is the commander of a group of forces in a special military operations zone.
In a statement made by the ministry, “Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, General Valery Gerasimov, has been appointed as the Commander of the Joint Forces Group.”
It was stated that the Commander-in-Chief of the Land Forces Oleg Salyukov, Deputy Chief of General Staff Alexei Kim and the Commander-in-Chief of the Aerospace Forces Sergei Surovikin, who previously served as the Commander of the Land Forces, served. Joint Group became his assistant.
The Department emphasized that the increase in the level of command in the framework of special operations is associated with the expansion of the scale of the tasks that need to be solved. In addition, we are talking about the need to organize closer interaction between the branches and branches of the troops, as well as the need to improve the quality of all types of support and the effectiveness of command and control of force groups.
Russia has been conducting military operations in Ukraine since February 24. Vladimir Putin called his mission “protecting people who have been subjected to eight years of bullying and genocide by the Kyiv regime”. According to him, the ultimate goal is the liberation of Donbass and the creation of conditions that guarantee Russia’s security.
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