Contents tagged with Gerasimov

  • Top Russian military chief arrives in Ukraine to oversee the offensive

    Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Army Valery Gerasimov will personally lead the offensive of the Russian troops in the Izyum axis, reported the Ukrainian news website Defense Express.

    According to Defense Express, Gerasimov has allegedly already arrived at the Russian military control centre located near the city of Izyum.

    "Since Gerasimov personally arrived to command an operation not of a strategic, but of an operational-tactical level, it means that the Kremlin's plan to create a …

  • Russian and US Chiefs of Staff hold telephone conversation after American airstrike on Syria

    Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia and First Deputy Defense Minister of Russia Valery Gerasimov had a telephone conversation with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces of the United States General Joseph Dunford, reported the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry.

    It is noted that the military leaders discussed the situation in Syria in order to of prevent incidents during operations to fight terrorist groups.

    On August 31, the United …

  • Kremlin: Russia strengthening troops in response to NATO activity near its borders

    Russia is increasing the number of troops in its Western and Southern military districts in response to active NATO operations near the country's borders, said the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, Valery Gerasimov, during the Moscow Security Conference.

    “To counterweigh the deployment of Alliance troops near Russia’s borders as well as the NATO initiative, we are forced to increase the number of troops in its Western and Southern military districts, RNS quoted Gerasimov. The …

  • Poroshenko's party begins preparations for Ukrainian parliamentary elections

    On the evening of April 23, the head of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc Solidarity (BPP) parliamentary faction in the Verkhovna Rada, Arthur Gerasimov, after a party meeting in Kyiv announced that Petro Poroshenko Bloc Solidarity party will take part in the elections to the Verkhovna Rada.

    "We are going to the parliamentary elections. We started thoroughly discussing this topic," he said.

    According to him, BPP Solidarity intends to carry out a change of personnel and form a list based on the …

  • Russia’s new military doctrine: preparation for large-scale war

    Russia’s new military doctrine, presented by Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov on 2 March, stipulates that the country must strive to be superior “to any potential enemy”, according to an article by the Russian military analyst and columnist Pavel Felgenhauer for Novaya Gazeta.

    “We must make every effort to ensure our technical, technological and organizational superiority over any potential enemy,” Gerasimov said during a speech at the Academy of Military Science in Moscow.

    The Russian …