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Russia removes Western Navy District commander following losses in Ukraine’s Kharkiv area, data present

Russian authorities eliminated the commander of the nation’s Western Navy District (WMD), in accordance data from the nation’s Unified State Registry printed Monday.

The Unified State Registry, which capabilities as a state authorities registry of all registered authorized entitles, has listed Col. Gen. Roman Berdnikov as the brand new commander of Russia’s Western Navy District. The announcement comes as Russian forces have pulled out from many elements of japanese Ukraine. 

The WMD, based mostly within the western a part of Russia, is one in all 5 navy districts within the nation’s navy. It performed a major function in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. 

Berdnikov replaces Col. Gen. Alexander Zhuravlyov, who has additionally been a commander in Ukraine’s Kharkiv area the place Russian forces suffered heavy losses in previous weeks. Bednikov’s appointment comes on the heels of the Russian forces retreat from the strategic japanese metropolis of Lyman, within the japanese Donetsk area.

Extra on the previous commander: Zhuravlyov, who is understood for overseeing one of the vital brutal chapters of Syria’s conflict, additionally oversaw a rocket artillery brigade, whom CNN recognized because the brigade that launched cluster munitions assault in residential districts of Kharkiv in late February, in the course of the early days of the conflict.

Russian officers have criticized the nation’s navy management following the retreat in Lyman. Russian lawmaker and former military commander, Andrei Gurulev, stated he couldn’t clarify this “give up” from a navy standpoint, talking on air in Soloviev Stay, a pro-Kremlin TV channel on Saturday.

Berdnikov graduated from the Kyiv Suvorov Navy Faculty in 1991 and from the Moscow Greater Mixed Arms Command Faculty in 1995.

The Russian Ministry of Protection has but to verify the management change on the Western Navy District.

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