Storm Z soldier: Bakhmut general said to be ‘unprepared’

According to the Institute for War Studies (ISW), Russia allegedly dismissed the general in charge of the Bakhmut direction due to poor performance, as reported by The Kyiv Independent.

Russian military bloggers speculate that Lieutenant General Andrei Sytchevoy was relieved of his position as commander of the Bakhmut direction by the Russian Ministry of Defense due to poor performance south of the city, near Klischtschiwka and Andriiwka, as reported by the ISW in its daily briefing on October 2.

According to the ISW, a “Storm Z” instructor suggested on October 1 that the Russian military command relieved Lieutenant General Sychevoy due to “unprepared and unsupported” counterattacks at Andriivka and Klishchiivka. Until his dismissal in September 2022, General Sychevoy was the commander of the Western Troop Group in the Kharkiv region. The current position of Sytchevoy in the Russian military is unknown.

Earlier this week, the ISW reported that Ukrainian forces advanced near the village of Orikhovo-Vasylivka, 11 kilometers northwest of Bakhmut in the Donetsk region.

Image:, Ukrainian soldiers attack a Russian tank in Mariupol (1), CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons, (no changes made)

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