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"Kommersant": appointed new commander of the Russian group in Syria

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The new deputy commander of the Russian troops in Syria was the first deputy commander of the Southern Military District, Lieutenant General Alexander Zhuravlev, reports Kommersant.


"Kommersant": appointed new commander of the Russian group in Syria


“For the first time, the question of appointing a new commander of a group of Russian troops in Syria arose at the end of June, when it became known that Colonel General Alexander Dvornikov, in recognition of his achievements in the Syrian operation, was offered a new position - commander of the Southern Military District,” the newspaper reminds.

According to the source of the newspaper, “the candidacy of General Zhuravlev has already been approved by the top management and in Syria he is in the status of a full-fledged commander”.

“Alexander Zhuravlev, after graduating from the Military Academy of Armored Forces in 1996, over ten years of service in the Far Eastern Military District, he made his way from the chief of staff of a tank regiment to the commander of a motorized rifle division. In 2008, he was appointed chief of staff of the commander of the 58 th combined arms army (Vladikavkaz), two years later he himself commanded the 2 th Guards Red Banner Combined Arms Army (Samara). In 2015, he spent several months at the post of deputy commander of the Central Military District, after which he headed the headquarters of the Southern Military District, and from there he was seconded to Syria ", - the newspaper writes.

The interlocutor also said that Zhuravlev, by a closed presidential decree, was awarded the title of Hero of Russia.

A source of Kommersant asserts that “in the new post, General Zhuravlev will have to tackle tasks of particular importance related to rendering assistance to (Syrian) government forces”.

The newspaper notes that “in recent weeks, the situation in Syria has been greatly destabilized, and in some areas has become completely critical, for example, near the eastern borders of Palmyra, where the Islamic State militants are actively offensive, managing not only to regroup, but also constantly replenish their arsenals ".
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Vadim Savitsky / Russian Ministry of Defense
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  1. olegfbi
    olegfbi 22 July 2016 08: 52
    +14
    The new commander of the Russian forces in Syria was the first deputy commander of the Southern Military District, General Lieutenant Alexander Zhuravlev

    One should only wish good luck!
    The work is very hard and responsible!
  2. SklochPensioner
    SklochPensioner 22 July 2016 08: 57
    +9
    I really hope for the new (and thanks to the "old"!)) Commander of the GRVS.
    Beat hard, accurately and on time, without losing your own!
    Good luck and success!
  3. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 22 July 2016 09: 04
    +4
    As the saying goes, "Be worthy"! The predecessor was "in its place". The situation in Syria is difficult, the Syrian army is frankly weak and lack of discipline. If not for our support, Syria would have been torn to the English flag.
    1. sgazeev
      sgazeev 22 July 2016 16: 25
      0
      In 1986 he graduated from the Chelyabinsk Higher Tank Command School, the Military Academy of Armored Forces (1996), the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (2008). This will mean the main work on the ground.
  4. Pitot
    Pitot 22 July 2016 09: 10
    +6
    Staff rotation. Gain real experience that is worth it. This is good. Good luck to both officers.
    1. Scoun
      Scoun 22 July 2016 09: 43
      +3
      Quote: Pitot
      Good luck to both officers.

      Quote: nachtigalsif
      Good luck for the lazy. Husim does not work in war. Good luck!

      Sorry to interrupt)))
      I would like to combine both wishes and clarify.
      Success is achieved by those who systematically and focused on something worked.
      The man set himself the task of cutting a spoon, sits focused, does the job, and succeeds by getting his spoon.
      Good luck from another series. laughing sitting a man cuts out all the "garbage" cut out a spoon and then they brought him soup laughing this is successful)))
      But we would like to wish both the first and the second, and that even the "stray bullet" would successfully catch the babakhs.
  5. nakhtigalsif
    nakhtigalsif 22 July 2016 09: 13
    +4
    Good luck for the lazy. Husim does not work in war. Good luck!
    A bearded man to shave and plow the ground, to breed lambs and cut their throats, and not to the kids.
    1. grandfather Mih
      grandfather Mih 22 July 2016 09: 52
      +3
      Quote: nachtigalsif
      Good luck for the lazy
      Success!
  6. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 22 July 2016 09: 20
    0
    Good luck to the new commander !!!
  7. cheburator
    cheburator 22 July 2016 09: 46
    +4
    Successes, of course, but luck has not prevented anyone, and, therefore, good luck in the affairs of the military and missus! soldier
  8. tomket
    tomket 22 July 2016 10: 19
    +1
    and what did the old commander stop arranging for?
    1. Ka-52
      Ka-52 22 July 2016 11: 03
      -1
      and what did the old commander stop arranging for?

      They are unlikely to tell us about this. wink
      But another thing pleases me:

      According to Kommersant’s information, to replace Mr. Dvornikov, several generals were considered who had experience in commanding combined arms and serving in the Eastern or Western military districts. However, the leadership of the General Staff decided to appoint Mr. Dvornikov a general who already had experience in military operations in Syria. They became Alexander Zhuravlev, since September 2015, the chief of staff of the group, and after the transfer of Alexander Dvornikov to the leadership of the Southern Military District - interim in Syria.

      So we were informed after the fact about the appointment of someone who has already led our group in Syria for a long time.
      The main thing is that this is not just a personnel reshuffle and political games, but a planned and thoughtful action.
      Not just like Zhuravlev
      ..the decree of the president was awarded the title of Hero of Russia