Ukraine War, January 12, 2023: Putin restores old guard to command over Ukraine war

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To understand the broad context within which current developments in Ukraine should be considered,see

“Ukraine War, October 26, 2022: The context for analysis of current developments; The “dirty bomb” as a Russian propaganda distraction from current war crimes,” The Trenchant Observer, October 26, 2022.


1) Nataliya Vasilyeva and Roland Oliphant, “Russia’s ‘General Armageddon’ demoted after just three months following battlefield failures; Sergei Surovikin has been replaced as Russia’s commander of the Ukraine invasion after a bombing campaign failed to turn the tide of the war,” The Telegraph, January 11, 2023 (10:13 pm);

2) Simone Carter, “Russia’s ‘General Armageddon’ Demoted Amid Huge Battlefield Losses,” Newsweek, January 11, 2023 (1:49 p.m. EST)

3) Benoît Vitkine(Moscou, correspondant), “Valéri Guerassimov, chef d’état-major de l’armée russe, reprend les opérations en main en Ukraine;:Trois mois après une nomination en fanfare comme commandant unique des forces russes déployées sur le terrain, le général Sourovikine est démis de cette fonction et remplacé par Valéri Guerassimov,” Le Monde, le 12 janvier 2023 (11h08, mis à jour à 15h32);

4) Benoît Vitkinem (Moscow, correspondent), “Moscow puts Gerasimov in charge in Ukraine in latest military shake-up; Three months after his much heralded appointment as commander of the Russian forces in the field, General Surovikin was removed and replaced by Valery Guerasimov. Le Monde in English, January 12, 2023 (updated at 18h52);


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