The Russian Defense Ministry announced personnel changes. Yesterday, the head of the department, Sergei Shoigu, made new appointments to the leadership of the special operation, as he writes Interfax with reference to publication ministries on social media.
Army General Valery Gerasimov, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, became the commander of the joint grouping of troops (forces).
And his deputies are Commander-in-Chief of the Aerospace Forces General of the Army Sergei Surovikin, Commander-in-Chief of the Ground Forces General of the Army Oleg Salyukov, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces Colonel General Alexei Kim.
Recall that last year, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the decision to conduct a special operation to protect the Donbass.