Russian missile attacks show ‘style’ of new commander of invading forces in Ukraine

10 October 2022, 08:58 PM
Sergey Surovikin (Photo:Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation)

Sergey Surovikin (Photo:Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation)

Russian mass missile attacks and civilian terror showcase the “style” of the newly appointed commander of the Russian invading forces in Ukraine, General Sergey Surovikin, Ukrainian military intelligence spokesperson Andriy Yusov said on Ukrainian national television on Oct. 10.

“Some Sergey Surovikin has recently been presented as a new commander of the Russian occupation army in Ukraine,” Yusov said.

“He is known for heading Russia’s air and space forces, not serving in aviation, and before that, he was heading the Russian air grouping in Syria. This is his style... to throw missiles at infrastructure, in particular civilian infrastructure objects.”

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According to the officer, Russian missile attacks are aimed at showing that the new personnel appointments of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin have some importance, but, in fact, they do not change anything strategically for Russia.

Yusov stressed the strikes at civilian and energy infrastructure, the streets of Ukrainian cities and foreign diplomatic missions were terrorist attacks by Russia.

“In fact, (these are) war crimes tactics against the civilian population, which the Russian army used, in particular, in Syria,” he said.

“We may conditionally call it ‘Surovikin’s style.’ It’s an attempt to intimidate.”

Putin on Oct. 8 appointed Surovikin as overall commander of the Russian Federation forces in Ukraine.

Russians launched a mass missile strike against Kyiv, the capital city of Ukraine, on the morning of Oct. 10. Missiles also struck cities across the country.

According to Ukrainian intelligence services, invading Russian forces were instructed to prepare massive missile strikes on Ukrainian civil infrastructure back on Oct. 2-3.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s office urged Ukrainians to limit electricity consumption today from 5:00 to 10:00 pm, in order to lessen power loads on the Ukrainian grid and facilitate repairs.

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