The Russian general in charge of the bombardment of Ukraine crushed people with tanks during the GKChP coup
In 1991, the commander-in-chief of the PKS of the Russian Federation, Sergei Surovikin, carried out the orders of the putschists who were trying to save the Soviet Union.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Aerospace Forces of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Surovikin, who was in charge of the bombing of Ukrainian cities during the Russian invasion, personally led an armored column during the August 1991 coup in Moscow, following the orders of the so-called GKChP. Then three citizens died under the tanks – Vladimir Usov, Dmitry Komar and Ilya Krichevsky.
It is reported by Insider.
The publication recalls the rapid career rise of Surovykin and interesting facts from his biography. In 1987, he graduated from the Omsk Higher Command Military School, and four years later he became a battalion commander in the Taman division.
During the coup staged by opponents of the then President of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev, who were trying to save the Soviet Union from collapse, the current general of the Russian army led a convoy of armored vehicles that entered Moscow. Then three people died under the caterpillars of tanks.
In 1995, Major Surovikin was found guilty by the Military Court of the Moscow Garrison of committing several crimes at once – of aiding in the acquisition and sale, as well as carrying firearms and ammunition without a permit. Although these articles provided for up to 8 years in prison, the sentence turned out to be soft and completely humane: one year of imprisonment on probation.
In 2014, Surovikin was the commander of the Eastern Military District in the Rostov region, from where he led the dispatch of tank units subordinate to him to the southeast of Ukraine.
In November 2017, he was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the PKS RF.
On December 8, 2017, Surovikin was awarded the title of Hero of Russia “for courage and heroism shown in the performance of military duty in Syria.”
In 2021, the Commander-in-Chief of the Aerospace Forces of the Russian Federation, Surovikin, was awarded the rank of Army General by Putin's decree.
How did the war between Russia and Ukraine begin:
Losses of Russians fighting against Ukraine:
According to the tentative data of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, from the morning of February 24 to the morning of March 6, the troops of the invading country of Russia suffered the following losses:
The data is being specified. Counting is complicated by the high intensity of hostilities.