Lieutenant-General Roman Berdnikov will head the Western Military District Command instead of Colonel-General Alexander Zhuravlyov.
Photo: APA Roman Berdnikov
Lieutenant General Roman Berdnikov is the commander of the Western Military District managespreviously the district was managed by Colonel-General Alexander Zhuravlyov, information about this is provided in the Unified State Register of Legal Entities.
Information about the change of the commander of the Western Military District was also confirmed by an RBK source familiar with the personnel change on Monday, October 3. At the same time, the personnel exchange took place on September 28.
Berdnikov was previously the commander of the combined forces of the Eastern Military District, then he commanded a group of Russian troops in Syria.
Zhuravlyov also commanded a group of Russian armed forces in Syria in 2016-2018. He became the chief of troops of the Western Military District in the fall of 2018.
During the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the troops of the Western District took part in the battles in the Kharkiv region. In September, Ukrainian troops launched a successful counteroffensive in the region and managed to liberate a large part of the occupied territory.
Journalist Sergei Mardanning IT, Zhuravlev Bosh Headquarters of the academysida dars beradi.