Moscow: General Sergei Surovikin is the new commander of Russia’s war in Ukraine – that the Kremlin calls a “special military operation”.
Surovikin is nicknamed General Armageddon and is a veteran of Russia’s wars.
In Syria he oversaw Russian bombing raids that killed many civilians. He has also commanded troops accused of human rights abuses in Chechnya.
Surovikin spoke about further Russian drone and missile strikes on Kyiv on Wednesday among other Ukrainian cities, many of them targeting Ukraine’s electricity supply.
Parts of Kyiv now have no power or running water.