Andrei Sychevoi

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Andrei Ivanovich Sychevoi (Russian: Андрей Иванович Сычевой; born 16 May 1969) is a Russian military officer and Lieutenant General of the Russian Armed Forces.

Commander of the 8th Guards Combined Arms Army in February 2022.[1]

On 20 July 2022 during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, Sergei Shoigu, the Minister of Defence of Russia, appointed Sychevoi commander of Russian forces of the Western Military District,[2] replacing Colonel General Alexander Zhuravlyov, who was removed after the initial phases of the war.[3] Sychevoi was reportedly dismissed from the post by 4 September 2022.[4]

In early September 2022, Newsweek speculated that Sychevoi had been captured by Ukrainian forces in Kharkiv.[5] However, the individual captured was an unrelated minor Russian officer that had a similar appearance to Sychevoi.

Sychevoi is infamous for refusing any and all media comment, however, Russian milbloggers reported that he was in charge of the defense of the Donetsk Oblast during the 2023 Ukrainian counteroffensive and was sacked of his command on October 1, 2023, for poor performance. Namely losing the villages of Klishchiivka and Andriivka and launching an unsupported and unprepared counterattack on the two villages which also failed.[6]

Sanctions

Sanctioned by the UK government in 2022 in relation to Russo-Ukrainian War.[7]

On similar grounds, he has been under Swiss sanctions since March 4, 2022.[8]

Since May 6, 2022, he has been under Canadian sanctions for "complicity in President Putin's choice to invade a peaceful and sovereign country".[9]

References

  1. ^ "ALONG THE SANCTIONED PERSONS". Retrieved 18 October 2023.
  2. ^ "Генералы украинской операции. Минобороны определилось с командующими группировок". fontanka.ru - новости Санкт-Петербурга. July 20, 2022. Archived from the original on September 13, 2022. Retrieved September 11, 2022.
  3. ^ "Ukraine-Niederlagen trotz brutalem Vorgehen – Putin schasst wohl nächsten Top-General". Archived from the original on 20 July 2022. Retrieved 20 July 2022.
  4. ^ Mironenko, Dmitry (5 September 2022). "Цимбалюк назвал топ-генералов российской армии, которые полетели со своих должностей из-за Украины". Dialog.ua (in Russian). Retrieved 9 September 2022. [Yesterday, September 4, Ukrainian journalist Roman Tsymbalyuk published a post on his Telegram channel page about Russian generals who were dismissed from service. We are talking about the top generals whom Putin trusted and strongly believed in, starting his "special operation" against Ukraine in February 2022. Against this background, General Andrey Sychevoi stands out, who at one time went through the war in Syria, but during the war in Ukraine he did not cope with the task and was dismissed from the post of commander of the Western Military District. He is 53 years old.]
  5. ^ Cole, Brendan (2022-09-09). "Top Russian Commander of Invading Army Captured by Ukraine—Report". Newsweek. Retrieved 2022-10-04.
  6. ^ Mappes, Grace; Harward, Christina; Evans, Angelica; Stepanenko, Kateryna; Kagan, Frederick W. "Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, October 2, 2023". Institute for the Study of War. Retrieved 3 October 2023.
  7. ^ "CONSOLIDATED LIST OF FINANCIAL SANCTIONS TARGETS IN THE UK" (PDF). Retrieved 16 April 2023.
  8. ^ SECO, Staatssekretariat für Wirtschaft. "Massnahmen im Zusammenhang mit der Situation in der Ukraine". www.seco.admin.ch (in German). Retrieved 2023-06-29.
  9. ^ Government of Canada, Public Works and Government Services Canada (2022-05-25). "Canada Gazette, Part 2, Volume 156, Number 11: Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations". gazette.gc.ca. Retrieved 2023-06-29.
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