Contents tagged with Gerasimov

  • Putin unexpectedly visits headquarters of Russia’s Southern Military District

    Russian president Vladimir Putin made an unexpected visit to the headquarters of the Russian Southern Military District in Rostov-on-Don. 

    It is reported that Putin listened to a report by Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov about the war in Ukraine, and also had "other conversations" with the leadership of the Russian Defense Ministry.

    In the only published video of Putin's visit, he is seen getting off the plane, getting into a car, entering the headquarters accompanied by Gerasimov, …

  • Russian General Staff Chief rumored to support withdrawal from Tokmak amidst heavy losses

    Russian Telegram channel the Kremlin's Tobacco Box claims that the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Valery Gerasimov, is planning to withdraw troops from the city of Tokmak due to heavy losses. In the coming month, the Russian army may possibly make a "gesture of goodwill" on the Zaporizhzhia front by fleeing from Tokmak. The channel assures that the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Valery Gerasimov, allegedly supports this scenario. According to …

  • Russian Chief of Staff Gerasimov appointed commander of Russian troops in Ukraine

    The commander of the Russian joint group of forces of the "special operation" in Ukraine has changed, reports the Russian Defense Ministry. Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu appointed the chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Army General Valery Gerasimov, to command the troops. Sergey Surovikin, who had previously headed the Russian troops in Ukraine, became deputy commander.

    Commander of the Ground Forces Oleg Salyukov and Deputy Chief of the General Staff Alexei Kim were Also, …

  • Kyiv admits it tried to kill Russian Chief of Staff Gerasimov when he was in Ukraine

    The Ukrainian Armed Forces tried to kill the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Army Valery Gerasimov, said adviser to the head of the Ukrainian Presidential Administration Oleksii Arestovich in an interview with Russian lawyer Mark Feygin.

    "We struck the command center where he was. Smashed it to the mother of all, to zero. Even without Gerasimov, enough senior officers died there. He managed to leave a little earlier. We did not have time, " Arestovich said, adding that it was in late …

  • Top Russian military chief arrives in Ukraine to oversee the offensive

    Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Army Valery Gerasimov will personally lead the offensive of the Russian troops in the Izyum axis, reported the Ukrainian news website Defense Express.

    According to Defense Express, Gerasimov has allegedly already arrived at the Russian military control centre located near the city of Izyum.

    "Since Gerasimov personally arrived to command an operation not of a strategic, but of an operational-tactical level, it means that the Kremlin's plan to create a …

  • Russian and US Chiefs of Staff hold telephone conversation after American airstrike on Syria

    Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia and First Deputy Defense Minister of Russia Valery Gerasimov had a telephone conversation with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces of the United States General Joseph Dunford, reported the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry.

    It is noted that the military leaders discussed the situation in Syria in order to of prevent incidents during operations to fight terrorist groups.

    On August 31, the United …

  • Kremlin: Russia strengthening troops in response to NATO activity near its borders

    Russia is increasing the number of troops in its Western and Southern military districts in response to active NATO operations near the country's borders, said the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, Valery Gerasimov, during the Moscow Security Conference.

    “To counterweigh the deployment of Alliance troops near Russia’s borders as well as the NATO initiative, we are forced to increase the number of troops in its Western and Southern military districts, RNS quoted Gerasimov. The …

  • Poroshenko's party begins preparations for Ukrainian parliamentary elections

    On the evening of April 23, the head of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc Solidarity (BPP) parliamentary faction in the Verkhovna Rada, Arthur Gerasimov, after a party meeting in Kyiv announced that Petro Poroshenko Bloc Solidarity party will take part in the elections to the Verkhovna Rada.

    "We are going to the parliamentary elections. We started thoroughly discussing this topic," he said.

    According to him, BPP Solidarity intends to carry out a change of personnel and form a list based on the …

  • Russia’s new military doctrine: preparation for large-scale war

    Russia’s new military doctrine, presented by Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov on 2 March, stipulates that the country must strive to be superior “to any potential enemy”, according to an article by the Russian military analyst and columnist Pavel Felgenhauer for Novaya Gazeta.

    “We must make every effort to ensure our technical, technological and organizational superiority over any potential enemy,” Gerasimov said during a speech at the Academy of Military Science in Moscow.

    The Russian …