Russia is worried about the East – will Putin fire the next Supreme Commander?
The Kremlin recently replaced the head of an important component of the armed forces. Now there is growing information that Russia’s top general will be replaced again. In the east, however, the Ukrainian army is threatened with siege. Overview.
EIt was not until April that Vladimir Putin responded to the failure to capture Kiev – and traded his top general for Ukraine. Now a lot of information suggests that the new general in the Kremlin could also fall out of favor. According to the Independent Institute for the Study of War (ISW), in its daily assessment, several Russian sources state that the commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian campaign, Alexander Dvornikov, is to be replaced.
It would be a new confession by the Kremlin that Moscow remains very dissatisfied with the course of the war. Dvornikov, who played a central role in the Russian war in Syria, was appointed chief military leader in Ukraine a few weeks ago. The move was then a response to the fact that its predecessors had failed to conquer the capital in the first weeks of the war. Kyiv conquer.
Sources are not yet enough to prove Dorvnikov’s compensation, ISW said in its daily detailed analysis of developments in Ukraine. A strong rotation in the top ranks of the army is often a clear sign that battles are not proceeding as expected.
According to ISW, such a rosada is unusual shortly before the victory. The commander of the Russian airborne troops was replaced just a few days ago. According to the ISW, several Russian media reports that Mikhail Teplinsky took the place of Andrei Serdyukov, who was responsible for the heavy losses of the paratroopers at the beginning of the war.
Meanwhile, shortly before the EU’s decision on candidate status for Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky called for further sanctions against Russia. “Russia must feel growing pressure as a result of the war and its aggressive anti-European policies,” the Ukrainian president said in a video message on Wednesday night. In talks with several EU Heads of State and Government, he emphasized the need for a seventh sanctions package as soon as possible.
Heavy fighting continued for an important industrial city in eastern Ukraine Sheverodonezk meanwhile on. It is becoming increasingly clear that Russia will not advance directly from Sieverodonetsk across the Donetsk River. Instead, the Russian army is likely to attack them from the south in the rear Lyssytschask to advance and encircle the Ukrainian army in both cities. According to the Ukrainian General Staff, the Russian army recently managed to encircle Ukrainian troops around the cities of Solote and Hirske. It is considered a new important stage in the siege of the large cities of Lysychansk and Sievarodonetsk.
At the same time, the Ukrainian side expressed its conviction that the Russian army could be defeated in other regions as well. Zelensky said in his video that the area around the city was occupied by Russian forces Kherson will be gradually conquered. The Kherson region directly borders the peninsula annexed by Russia in 2014 Cream an.
Zelensky’s economic adviser Alexander Rodnyansky expressed confidence in his country’s victory against the Russian aggressor. “We can win the war,” he told the ARD “Maischberger”. He hopes the counteroffensive may begin in August. Support from abroad helps a lot and also arrives, but it takes a while before the weapons are used. Under no circumstances should one indulge in the illusion of a sustainable peace with Russia. Under President Vladimir Putin, the neighboring country is about imperialism – “and so it will remain.”
According to Russian information, 70 ships from 16 countries are currently stranded in six ports in Ukraine. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, they cannot set sail without hindrance due to shelling by Ukrainian forces and the high risk of mines.
On the other hand, Ukraine – one of the world’s largest grain exporters – criticizes Russia for blocking Ukrainian ports by blocking Ukrainian ports, triggering a food crisis. The international community has also been demanding that Russia allow the export of Ukrainian grain for weeks.
Ukraine complains that its ports in the Black Sea are being blocked by the Russian navy. Both countries are among the largest exporters of wheat and play an important role in global food security. Port in Mariupol in the south of Ukraine, it is now operational again, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense.
The Turkish ship was the first foreign ship to leave the port on Tuesday, the Russian agency Tass wrote. For the ports of Kherson, Mykolaiv, Chornomorsk, Ochakiv, Odessa and Yuzhne have established humanitarian maritime corridors.
Grain exports could soon move – according to the Kremlin, Turkish officials are due to travel to Moscow next week to negotiate blocked exports, leading to dangerous supply barriers, especially in developing countries. However, such negotiations have already taken place in recent weeks without any result.