Ukrainian military intelligence identifies top Putin’s generals conducting war in Ukraine

Photo: Russian Armed Forces Major General Valerii Hryhorovych Asapov (Russian: Валерий Григорьевич Асапов), photographed while still being in the rank of a Colonel of AF RF, receives blessing from the Kremlin’s host Vladimir Putin to conduct military aggression in Ukraine. Source: gur.mil.gov.ua

Photo: Russian Armed Forces Major General Valerii Hryhorovych Asapov (Russian: Валерий Григорьевич Асапов), photographed while still being in the rank of a Colonel of AF RF, receives blessing from the Kremlin’s host Vladimir Putin to conduct military aggression in Ukraine. Source: gur.mil.gov.ua 

2016/03/09 • Military analysis, Russia, War in the Donbas

Article by: A. N.

Recently the intelligence department of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense published the true identities of several top Russian commanders in charge of the so-called “separatist” troops in the occupied territories of the Donbas. They also stated that an evidential base is being collected documenting war crimes of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (AF RF) in Ukraine for further prosecution in the International Criminal Court in the Hague.

Russian regular military personnel sent by Putin’s government to fight in Ukraine is rotated every nine months to a year. The ministry’s statement lists the following top AF RF commanders currently in Ukraine:

  • Major-General Ihor Borysovych Tymofeyev (Russian: Игорь Борисович Тимофеев), using cover surname “Sokolov” for his assignment in Ukraine, is the commander of the 3rd separate motorized rifle brigade (stationed in Horlivka, Ukraine) of the 1st Army Corps (AC) of the Center of the Territorial Forces of the Southern Military District of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. Before his arrival to Ukraine, he was the commander of the 33rd separate motorized rifle brigade (Maikop, Adyheya Republic, Russian Federation) of the 49th Army of the Southern Military District of AF RF.
  • Major General Valeriy Hryhorovych Asapov (Russian: Валерий Григорьевич Асапов), the commander of the 1st AC of Putin’s hybrid force in Ukraine.
  • Colonel Yevhen Volodymyrovych Chyrkov (Russian: Евгений Владимирович Чирков), the 1st AC deputy commander for personnel.
  • Colonel Andrii Yuriyovych Ruzynskyi (Russian: Андрей Юрьевич Рузинский), the commander of the 2nd separate motorized rifle brigade (Luhansk, Ukraine) of the 2nd AС of Putin’s hybrid military in Ukraine.
  • Colonel Dmytro Yevhenovych Bondarev (Russian: Дмитрий Евгеньевич Бондарев), the commander of the 9th separate motorized rifle regiment of the Marine Corps (Novoazovsk, Ukraine) of the 1st AC of Putin’s occupation force in Ukraine.
Photo (in the uniform of the RF AF Colonel): AF RF Major-General Ihor Borysovych Tymofeyev (Russian: Тимофеев, Игорь Борисович). Source: gur.mil.gov.ua.

Photo: Russian Armed Forces Major-General Ihor Borysovych Tymofeyev (Russian: Тимофеев, Игорь Борисович), photographed while still in the rank of a colonel. Source: gur.mil.gov.ua.

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Photo: Russian Armed Forces Major General Valerii Hryhorovych Asapov (Russian: Валерий Григорьевич Асапов), being still in the rank of a Colonel of AF RF, receives blessing from the Kremlin’s host Vladimir Putin to conduct military aggression in Ukraine. Source: gur.mil.gov.ua

Photo: Russian Armed Forces Major General Valerii Hryhorovych Asapov (Russian: Валерий Григорьевич Асапов), shown here still in the rank of a Colonel of AF RF, receives blessing from the Kremlin’s host Vladimir Putin to conduct military aggression in Ukraine. Source: gur.mil.gov.ua

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Photo: Russian Armed Forces Colonel Yevhen Volodymyrovych Chyrkov (Russian: Евгений Владимирович Чирков). Source: gur.mil.gov.ua

Photo: Russian Armed Forces Colonel Yevhen Volodymyrovych Chyrkov (Russian: Евгений Владимирович Чирков). Source: gur.mil.gov.ua

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Photo: Russian Armed Forces Colonel Dmytro Yevhenovych Bondarev (Russian: Дмитрий Евгеньевич Бондарев). Source: gur.mil.gov.ua

Photo: Russian Armed Forces Colonel Dmytro Yevhenovych Bondarev (Russian: Дмитрий Евгеньевич Бондарев). Source: gur.mil.gov.ua

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Photo: Russian Armed Forces Colonel Andrii Yuriyovych Ruzynskyi (Russian: Андрей Юрьевич Рузинский) during the demonstration of the readiness for the armed aggression against Ukraine to the Kremlin’s owner Vladimir Putin. Source: gur.mil.gov.ua

Photo: Russian Armed Forces Colonel Andrii Yuriyovych Ruzynskyi (Russian: Андрей Юрьевич Рузинский) during the demonstration of the readiness for the armed aggression against Ukraine to the Kremlin’s owner Vladimir Putin. Source: gur.mil.gov.ua

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Photo: Russian Armed Forces Colonel Andrii Yuriyovych Ruzynskyi (Russian: Андрей Юрьевич Рузинский). Source: gur.mil.gov.ua

Photo: Russian Armed Forces Colonel Andrii Yuriyovych Ruzynskyi (Russian: Андрей Юрьевич Рузинский). Source: gur.mil.gov.ua

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Source: Based on the materials of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense

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  • Dirk Smith

    LOL. What a bunch of knuckleheads.

  • Terry Washington

    Good, good. let these men know that the day of appearing in the dock at the ICC may dawn. Perhaps they may ever roll over on Putin in order to get reduced sentences for war crimes -just as their German and Japanese counterparts did at Nuremburg and the IMTFE( International Military Tribunal ,Far East)!

  • Lev Havryliv

    So much for Russian propaganda about the “militia” of the so-called DNR and LNR.

    It is Russian troops and Russian special forces commanded by Russian generals that are doing the fighting.

    This is a typical war by proxy of Russia against Ukraine.

  • Terry Washington

    Why not drop leaflets to Russian troops in Eastern Ukraine warning them that they may be prosecuted at the ICC as war criminals? The prospect of spending their declining years at the Hague will dry up the flood of “volunteers” pretty damned quick!