Although Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov remains in office, President It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post
Russia The forces retreated to the previously occupied positions, inflicting heavy losses in the settlement of Velika Komishuvakha. Information on May 19 Ukraine The General Staff of the Armed Forces issued a statement.
The governor of Russia’s Kursk region said on May 19 that Ukraine One person was killed and several others were injured in an attack on a village near the border.
Commander of the Elite 1st Guards Tank Army, General lieutenant Sergey Kisel He was fired for failing to capture Kharkov free was made. The statement came from the British Ministry of Defense on May 19.
According to the report, Kisel is just one of the leading officers fired in recent weeks for bad performance in the early stages of the occupation of Ukraine.
Russia Commander of the Black Sea Fleet, Vice Admiral Igor OsipovHe was reportedly fired after the Moscow cruiser sank in April.
Britain According to intelligence, the Russian military and security system are dominated by a culture of cover-ups and scapegoats. This could increase tensions in Russia’s centralized command and control system, making it difficult for Moscow to take the initiative in the conflict.
Anonymous with intelligence information NATO An army official told CNN that the conflict had made a significant turn in Ukraine’s favor, but that the alliance did not expect significant progress for either side in the coming weeks.
Are the commanders in Azovstal?
Ukrainian officials said on May 18 that they were trying to negotiate the release of the remaining fighters at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol. Russia says about a thousand Ukrainian fighters “surrendered” from the plant on the morning of May 18. All were taken to Russian-backed separatist-held areas in eastern Ukraine.
Ukraine did not comment on the figures of the fighters free says negotiations are underway to do so.
Head of one of the separatist organizations in the east of the country Denis Pushilin He said that the commanders of the fighters who turned Azovtstal into the last fortification are still at the plant.
The United States announced the reopening of its embassy in Kiev on May 18. Senate Foreign Relations Committee veteran diplomat Bricet Brinkhas unanimously approved his candidacy for the post of ambassador to Ukraine. After the committee, his appointment must be approved by the Senate.