Mark Galeotti Mark Galeotti

Putin’s attack dog brings a terrible type of warfare to Ukraine

General Sergei Surovikin is a man who regards terror as a legitimate part of war

General Sergei Surovikin (Credit: Getty images)

The Crimean Bridge bombing was an unwelcome gift to both Vladimir Putin – who had celebrated his 70th birthday the day before – and the new overall commander of the ‘Special Military Operation,’ General Sergei Surovikin. Today, they returned the favour with a missile bombardment of Kyiv and other major cities of the like not seen since the start of the war.

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