Decree of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to the highest positions of command in the South (Rostov-on-don) and Western (Saint Petersburg) military districts of the armed forces appointed generals who commanded units of insurgents in the temporarily occupied territory of Donbass. This is stated in the summary of the Main intelligence Directorate in Facebook.
“This is another confirmation of the conservation of the aggressive policy of the Russian Federation in respect of our state for the long term and not excluded, the preparations for the military operation against Ukraine, the duration and intensity of which will be determined by Putin, depending on the response of the international community”, – noted in the reconnaissance.
For the position of Deputy commander of the southern military district of the armed forces assigned to Lieutenant General A. Gurulev, who served as commander of the 58th army (Vladikavkaz) SMD.
The vacancy in the 58th army, was appointed major-General Sergei Kuzovlev, who earlier headed the 20-th army (Voronezh) ZVO.
In turn, the commander of the 20th army was major-General E. Nikiforov, who recently returned as chief of army-LC” to the previous position of Deputy commander of the 58th army YUVO.