Counselor Head of the Office of the President Mikhail Podolyak commented on the appointment of the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Federation Valery Gerasimov as commander of the united group of occupying troops instead of Sergei Surovikin. He spoke about this on the air of the telethon.
“Surovikin was close to, let’s say, an ultra-radical group surrounded by Putin, which claimed the status of“ we are in charge ”. Surovikin, Prigozhin and Kadyrov moved very powerfully to the top of the “food chain”. In my opinion, they wanted – and Putin understood this – to make their circle around Putin in order to lead the Russian Federation, realizing that Putin is losing influence,” Podolyak is sure.
He also said that Gerasimov was a key author of the hybrid war concept. Podolyak noted that in addition to Gerasimov, the Russian regime brought back General Lapin, “who lost the battle of Liman.”
“Dvornikov, Surovikin, Gerasimov – now this trio will testify in terms of why they made the decision about waging a genocidal type of war… We can fix these three people as key witnesses who must tell who personally gave them (order & # 8212; ed.) to wage war in this way, ”added the adviser to the head of the OP.