He was sent to the front by the head of the Kremlin, Vladimir Putin (69) as the last hope and was to lead the Russian army to victory. According to the New York Times, experts described the move as “an admission that his war had failed.” But now General Alexander Dvornikov (60), nicknamed the “Butcher”, has disappeared without a trace. He received the nickname because of the brutal actions in Syria. He unscrupulously bombed several hospitals and hospitals, as well as civilian estates there.
As reported in the New York Times, the general has not been seen for two weeks. Official US sources are quoted. The rumor mill is gurgling – has it actually been fired again? It remains unclear.
It is said that Putin was dissatisfied with Dvornikov’s work. According to sources, he was not able to improve the situation of the Russian army, and fundamental bugs were reportedly not fixed. He tried to build bridges between disconnected air and ground units in order to standardize the Russian attacks.
The morale of the soldiers is getting worse
At the beginning, it also looked good for Dworników. He managed to achieve the goal of uniting the troops. In Donbas, fighter pilots and the ground forces were better coordinated. Only success in the fight remained. The collaboration had little impact. Putin’s troops have made little progress in the Donbas.
According to US intelligence, this “cumbersome and gradual” approach further lowered the already weak morale of soldiers. The Luftwaffe has also not been used effectively yet. A weak point of the Russians that the general could not strengthen.
Putin does a short job for the military
And now Dvornikov is gone. He wouldn’t be the first high-ranking military Putin dealt so quickly. Recently, commotion was caused by the chief of staff of the Russian army, Valery Gerasimov (66), who reportedly fell out of favor with Putin and was dishonorably dismissed, as was the military adviser to the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky (44). Oleksiy Arestovych (46), explained YouTube.
At the same time, Sergei Kisel (51), commander of the first tank army in the western military district of Russia, had to leave his post. This, according to the Aersts, after the first Russian armored army was defeated by Russian troops near Kharkiv.
Igor Osipov (49) was the commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in 2019-2022. Then the Russian flagship Moscow sank. According to information from the British secret services, Osipov had to end his career in the Russian military for this reason – and, like earlier generals, probably not entirely voluntarily. (chs)