Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov during the annual meeting of the defence ministry board in Moscow in December. Photo: Sputnik via AFP
Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov during the annual meeting of the defence ministry board in Moscow in December. Photo: Sputnik via AFP
Ukraine war

Russia puts top general Valery Gerasimov in charge of Ukraine campaign

  • Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov will take over from ‘General Armageddon’ Sergei Surovikin
  • Russia’s military leaders have faced broad criticism for troop performance in the Ukraine conflict

Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov during the annual meeting of the defence ministry board in Moscow in December. Photo: Sputnik via AFP
Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov during the annual meeting of the defence ministry board in Moscow in December. Photo: Sputnik via AFP
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