War in Ukraine: Russia appoints a new commander of military operations, this commander has great experience that he gained in Syria
Steph Deschamps / April 9, 2022
Russia has reorganized the command of its operations in Ukraine, a Western official confirmed to the British broadcaster BBC on Saturday. They will now be led by General Alexander Dvornikov.
This commander has extensive experience in Russian operations, which he gained in Syria. So we expect the overall command and control to improve, the source said on condition of anonymity.
With this new appointment, Russia wants to improve coordination between the different units. Until now, the Russian troops were organized and commanded separately, explained the official.
Russia is struggling to achieve its war aims, 44 days into the invasion, failing to seize major cities like Kiev. It is now focusing on the Donbass region in the east of the country.
Unless Russia is able to change its tactics, it is difficult to see how it will be able to achieve even the limited goals it has set, the official continued.