It is said that Russia expelled Lieutenant General Roman Berdnikov after only 16 days, according to Ukraine, the reason for the dismissal is due to the recent loss of territory by Russian forces in the east of the country.
Lieutenant-General Roman Berdnikov was appointed commander of the Western Military District of the Russian Army on August 26, replacing Lieutenant-General Sychvi. Berdnikov was the commander of Russian forces in Syria before being transferred to Ukraine to command forces in the self-declared Donbass People’s Republic.
According to Ukrainian military intelligence, the Kremlin dismissed Berdnikov from his post only a few weeks later. The British newspaper reported that the dismissal would be attributed to the recent “devastating defeats” of his units in the Kharkov region. independent.
Under pressure from the Ukrainian counter-offensive in the east of the country, the Russian Defense Ministry announced the withdrawal of troops from Kharkov over the weekend. Officially, this is a strategic “regrouping” of units.
Russia has not yet confirmed the resignation of Lieutenant-General Roman Berdnikov itself, according to Ukraine, the man will be succeeded by Lieutenant-General Oleksandr Labin.