Washington: After its striking post-invasion failures, Russia has appointed a new Ukraine war commander, a US official said on Sunday. Russia has turned to General Alexander Dvornikov, 60, one of Russia’s most experienced military officers and – according to US officials – a general with a record of brutality against civilians in Syria and other war theaters.


The senior officer who identified the new commander was not authorized to be identified and spoke on condition of anonymity. But the White House’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, said “the appointment of no general can erase the fact that Russia has already suffered a strategic failure in Ukraine.”

“This general will be another writer of crimes and brutality against Ukrainian citizens,” Sullivan told CNN’s “State of the Union.” “And the United States, as I said earlier, is determined to do whatever we can to support the Ukrainians because they oppose them and the forces they command. gives.”