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Sergei Surovikin, Vladimir Putin |  Tankesmia ISW: – “General Armageddon” has got a new job

Sergei Surovikin, Vladimir Putin | Tankesmia ISW: – “General Armageddon” has got a new job

General Sergei Surovikin, nicknamed “General Armageddon,” was until recently the head of the Russian Air Force.

Surovikin was removed as commander of the Russian Air Forces just hours before Wagner commander Yevgeny Prigozhin was killed in a plane crash on August 23.

Everything indicates that the plane crash was a planned assassination attempt against Prigozhin, and that the killing was ordered from the highest levels of the Kremlin.

Many local Russian media outlets are now reporting that Surovikin has landed a new job. This is what the think tank Institute for the Study of War (ISW) wrote in an article appreciation Sunday. The former senior general is said to have been appointed to a “marginal” position.

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Surovikin is supposed to be assigned the task of supervising cooperation in a joint air defense system in Russia .

Major Russian state-controlled media did not mention the alleged appointment with a single word, the Institute for War Studies wrote.

Tankismiya further writes that no major Russian media reported on Sorovikin after President Vladimir Putin fired him from his post as Air Force chief.

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“ISW has previously assessed that Surovikin’s move to a leadership position at SUS is consistent with a pattern in which the Russian military leadership has transferred failed and ineffective military commanders to marginal positions far from Ukraine, without completely expelling them from the Russian Armed Forces.” Writes Think Tank.

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– He appeared in Moscow

American sources had reported earlier Reuters That Surovikin sympathized with Wagner’s failed rebellion that occurred at the end of June. Surovikin has also been referred to as a VIP member of the Wagner group.

Since Surovikin was dismissed from his position as commander of the Russian Air Force last August, rumors have spread of his disappearance.

But last week, a photo emerged on social media purporting to show the former general.

The photo was posted on cable Russian TV celebrity Monday of last week. Sobetsjak claimed that the photo was new.

both of them BBC and drilling site Bellingcat It is believed that there is a high probability that he is Surovikin in the photo, and that the woman is most likely his wife Anna.

According to Bellingcat, the photo was taken at a Moscow restaurant near the exclusive neighborhood where Surovikin lives.

“General Armageddon”

Surovikin was appointed the new commander-in-chief of all Russian forces in Ukraine last summer. He was eventually transferred to the position of Air Force Commander.

Surovikin has tremendous combat experience from Tajikistan, Chechnya and Syria.

Former colleagues describe Surovikin as “absolutely ruthless” and say he has no respect for human life.

Surovikin gained a reputation for being a ruthless military leader. The rumor was reinforced in 2004, when one of his subordinates committed suicide after receiving a sharp reprimand from Surovikin, he wrote. Watchman.

Surovikin eventually earned the nickname “General Armageddon” for his hardline and unorthodox style of waging war.