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Ukraine war: Sergei Surovikin removed as commander of Ukraine invasion force


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Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov visit the Joint Headquarters of the...

President Vladimir Putin has removed Russia's top commander in Ukraine, just three months after he was installed.

Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov will now lead what Mr Putin terms a "special military operation".

Gen Gerasimov replaces Sergei Surovikin who has overseen recent brutal attacks on Ukraine's energy infrastructure.



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Frequent removals of generals, are, by themselves no indictment of the Russian prosecution of the war. There are plenty of other grounds for that. Thomas Ricks wrote a book explaining that it used to be common to demote and replace generals in wartime. And that it's actually a good thing.


Ricks: Firing 'The Generals' To Fight Better Wars?



The thing is, in this case, it's clear the Surovikin is more competent than his replacement.

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