RBC: Alexander Lapin appointed Russia’s leader of Ground Forces General Staff

Russia’s Colonel General Alexander Lapin has been appointed leader of the Ground Forces General Staff, RBC cites its source within the Defence Ministry.

Photo: Russian MoD

Photo: Russian MoD

Ura.ru, a media outlet Proekt proved to have designed a PR strategy for Lapin by orders of the Defence Ministry earlier, also cites its source.

It was reported by BBC in May that Russian Aleksander Lapin had awarded his son, Denis Lapin, for participating in the failed “liberation” of Ukraine’s Sumy and Chernihiv.

Alexander Lapin, who served as the commander of Russia’s central army group in Ukraine earlier, was dismissed from his position in late October, as per Grozny TV and a source for RBC. Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of Chechnya, and Yevgeny Prigozhin, founder of the PMC Wagner group, criticised Lapin numerous times, notably for withdrawing from Lyman in the Luhansk region.

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