Mark Galeotti Mark Galeotti

What Russia’s military shake-up reveals about Putin’s war in Ukraine

Vladimir Putin with deputy chairman of the Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev and General Sergei Surovikin

When General Alexander Dvornikov was made overall commander of Russia’s forces in April, it looked as if the amateurishness and incoordination of the early stage of the Ukraine war might be being addressed. Now, though, Dvornikov is not around, and a new commander may shape a savage new phase of operations.

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