Russian Defense Minister arrives on the battlefield in Ukraine

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on June 26 visited a Russian forward command post in Ukraine.

“Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu inspected the forward command post of a unit of the Western Combat Group (of Russia) in the special military operation area,” the statement of the Russian Ministry of Defense on the morning of 26/02. 6 said.

During this inspection visit, Minister Shoigu listened to the report of the commander of the Western Tactical Group Yevgeny Nikiforov on the situation on the battlefield, the movements of Ukraine as well as the operational situation of the Russian army along the offensive directions. key tactics.

Shoigu Shoigu instructed the commander and senior officers of the Western Strike Group to continue intensifying reconnaissance activities in order to predict and destroy the enemy’s plans.

He also specifically emphasized efforts to ensure comprehensive support for soldiers participating in “special military operations”, facilitating the safe deployment of forces.

According to Reuters, video released by the Russian Defense Ministry shows Shoigu traveling by plane and then listening to a report at a forward command post in Ukraine. The video has no sound and it is not clear where or when the visit took place.

It was Shoigu’s first appearance since the weekend riots by Wagner’s private military forces in Russia.

The visit of the head of the Russian Defense Ministry took place in the context of Ukraine stepping up its counter-offensive campaign. Ukraine’s deputy defense minister, Hanna Maliar, said that the country’s army has recaptured about 130 square kilometers of territory since the counter-offensive broke out earlier this month.

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