Amid warnings that Vladimir Putin’s goal is not only Ukraine, however the complete Europe, the Russian President has appointed a General with merciless historical past.
Referred to because the Butcher of Syria, Captain General Aleksandr Dvornikov helped President Bashar al-Assad crush his enemies within the civil battle, reported The Sun.
Dvornikov’s promotion would result in extra atrocities, warned Jake Sullivan, the nationwide safety adviser in Washington. He mentioned that the General has a “résumé that includes brutality against civilians in other theatres, in Syria, and we can expect more of the same.” According to Sullivan, the General will simply be “another author of crimes and brutality against Ukrainian civilians.” He assured that America is set to do “all that we will to assist the Ukrainians as they resist him and the forces that he instructions.”
Retired Admiral James Stavridis mentioned Sunday on “NBC Nightly News” that the appointment of “this new general indicates Putin’s intent to continue this conflict for months, if not years.” He noted that Dvornikov is known as the “Butcher of Syria,” and said that bringing in the man known for his cruelty to civilians, is an attempt to break the spirit of the Ukrainians.
According to Daily Mail, Dvornikov has been ordered by the Kremlin to seize the whole of Ukraine’s eastern Donbas, and has also been given the responsibility of overseeing the Black Sea and the Crimean peninsula. The General, 60, is also believed to be behind Friday’s missile strike on Kramatorsk railway station. It killed at least 52 civilians who were try to flee.
Since the invasion began on Feb. 24, about 19,000 troops have been killed, according to Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense. During an address to Ukrainians Saturday, President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Russian aggression “was not intended to be limited to Ukraine alone.” He added that the “complete European mission is a goal for Russia,” and that is why it is not just the “ethical obligation of all democracies, all of the forces of Europe, to assist Ukraine’s need for peace.”
He famous that this might be a “hard battle, we believe in this fight and our victory,” and mentioned that his persons are “able to concurrently battle and search for diplomatic methods to place an finish to this battle.”