Up to 800 Russian officers and generals staying permanently in CADLR – intelligence
"From 600 to 800 Russian officers and generals stay permanently in the temporarily occupied areas in eastern Ukraine. Russian military personnel hold the command positions in the 1st and 2nd army corps of the Russian occupation forces," According to Ukrinform, the Chief Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine posted on Facebook.
According to Ukrainian intelligence data, after the hostilities in Ukraine, generals and officers of the Russian Armed Forces receive state awards and career advancement in the Russian army.
"Speaking of generals, General Sergei Kuzovlev, who had formed the 2nd Army Corps, became commander of the 20th Army and then the 8th Army after he returned to Russia from the hostilities in Ukraine. Later, he was appointed as deputy commander of the Southern Military District of the Russian Armed Forces.
Today, the staff of corps headquarters, brigade and regiment commands are acting officers of the Russian Armed Forces. In October-November this year, the top management of the 2nd army corps rotated. Now there is a new corps commander who also arrived from Russia. The commanders of individual brigades changed. And this process is ongoing," Vadym Skibitsky, representative of the Chief Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine said on the air of Donbas.Realities program.
According to the Chief Directorate of Intelligence, the 1st and the 2nd army corps of the Russian-occupation forces were formed on the basis of battalion tactical groups of the Russian Armed Forces which entered the territory of Ukraine in August and September 2014. The role and place of these corps are clearly defined in the plans for the use of the Russian Armed Forces against Ukraine, they are expected to conduct both defensive and offensive operations.
On December 17, the Chief Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine informed that the Russian-occupation forces were equipping new firing positions in the populated localities near the contact line in the temporarily occupied areas in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
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