Putin awarded the new title of “Syrian” generals
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on awarding new ranks to the generals of the Russian army, which had relevance to operations in Syria.
About it reports TASS.
According to the decree, the title of Colonel-General assigned the chief of National control center of defense of Russia Mikhail Mizintseva and the chief of the main operations Directorate of the General staff of Armed forces of Russia Sergey Rudskoy.
Rudskoy, as noted, holds regular briefings for journalists on the situation in Syria and the actions of Russian troops in the region.
The title of Lieutenant-General received the chief of the Main operations Directorate of the General staff of armed forces of Russia Stanislav Gadzhimagomedov, who twice headed the defense Ministry’s delegation at the talks with the Syrian opposition in Astana.
In early February, it was reported that Putin dismissed 16 generals of the Ministry of emergency situations, interior Ministry and the Investigative Committee.