Vladimir Putin sacks another general as he takes a more active role in Ukraine war

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Russia’s Defence Ministry say Dmitry Bulgakov was being relieved from the post of deputy minister of defence to transfer to a new role

MOSCOW REGION, RUSSIA – AUGUST 20: (RUSSIA OUT) Russian Deputy Defence Minister Dmitry Bulgakov seen while visiting the International Anti-Fascist Congress 20022 at the “Army 2022” Forum, on August 20, 2022 in Patriot Park, outside of Moscow, Russia. The International Military-Technical Forum ‘Army 2022’ forum, organized by Russian Ministry of Defence is the major annual military exhibition in the country. (Photo by Contributor/Getty Images)
Gen Bulgakov has overseen the military’s logistics operations since 2008, including its Syria campaign in 2015. (Photo: Getty Images)

Vladimir Putin has sacked its highest ranked general in charged with managing its military’s logistics operations in Ukraine.

Russia’s Defense Ministry announced Dmitry Bulgakov was being transferred to a new role and will be replaced by Col Gen Mikhail Mizintsev.

The reason for the former deputy minister of defence’s his change in position was not revealed but it is widely seen as a punishment for the flaws in supporting operations in Ukraine.

Gen Bulgakov has overseen the military’s logistics operations since 2008, including its Syria campaign in 2015.

But sources claim he has been blamed for logistics failures in Ukraine, which have limited Russia’s advance and left troops undersupplied.

His dismissal comes after the Kremlin was forced to approach its allies North Korea and Iran for new artillery and drone supplies in recent months.

The change in Russia’s logistics leadership comes after footage share social media, which has not been verified by i, showed newly-drafted Russian recruits being equipped with rusty assault rifles.

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