Isos wrote:ALAMO wrote:The last thing than can be said about me is being shy.
But I won't ask the questions anybody here knows the answer.
That would be a waste of my time, and I don't like that.
We can only guess, and the guy is not replacing anyone, but constituting all the powers into one fist.
Till now, there was no one operational commander for the operation, now he was appointed.
Was it because of the character of the conflict? IDK.
And as IDK, I won't make any entries that can sound simply stupid if confronted.
You are a specialist in making stupid claims with no basis, so be my guest
Look who is lying again so that he doesn't face reality.
Even the chechen leader said the previous staff was shit and their entire war was shit.
They just replaced loosers by a new guy. That's why they are all happy. Not because this guy proved anything but because the previous staff was shitty and won't ve in charge.
Those 'loosers' are still there. Neither Gerasimov nor Shoigu have been fired
Furthermore why don't you read some books about for example WW2, or any other modern military conflict. I mean memoires of generals and such.
From there you will actually get an inkling as to the kind of responsibilities and tasks this or that officer role is expected to perform. The job of a chief of staff, or a minister of defense - are as different from each other as they are to any sort of army group commander, front commander or theater commander (what essentially Surovkin is).
If you think Shoigu was in the first instance engaged in handling strategies and tactics - then you have another thing coming. There is a reason why these days, the Ministers of Defense in many countries, and in the face of Shoigu in Russia too - actually come from a civilian and managerial background.
As for Gerasimov, the scope of his duties is too wide to summarize adequately, but essentially he'll be more engaged in co-coordinating all the different branches of the armed forces with each other, resolving issues, and being consulted by Putin or Shoigu. He's not going to have the time to devote to the Ukraine specifically above all other concerns.
So if anyone has been replaced, then it has been Dvornikov. Only that happened already back at the end of June, when Surovkin was made the commander of the southern military district, or otherwise of the group of forces from the southern military district engaged in the Ukraine.
Now Surovikin has been promoted, but nobody has been dismissed as far as we know - a new post was simply created for the commander of the Russian group of forces in the Ukraine. As to whether Lapin is still in charge of the Central military district I have no idea, but if he is then he won't have any more direct involvement there I would imagine, it would be commanders instead answering directly to Surovikin
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