Andrei Sychevoi

Andrei Ivanovich Sychevoi
Andrei Sychevoi in 2020
Andrei Sychevoi in 2020
Native name
Андрей Иванович Сычевой
Born (1969-05-16) May 16, 1969 (age 53)
Troitskaya, Krymsky District, Krasnodar Krai, Russian SFSR
Allegiance Soviet Union
1986–1991
 Russia
1991–present
Service/branch Soviet Army
 Russian Ground Forces
Years of service1986–present
RankRAF A F7LtGen after2010h.png Lieutenant General
Commands held
Battles/wars
Awards
  • Order of War Merit ribbon.png Order for Military Merit
  • Orden of Courage.png Order of Courage (2)

Andrei Sychevoi (born May 16, 1969) is a Russian military officer and Lieutenant General of the Russian Armed Forces.

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,[1] replacing Colonel General Alexander Zhuravlyov, who was removed after the initial phases of the war.[2] Sychevoi was reportedly dismissed from the post by 4 September 2022.[3]

In early September 2022, it was speculated that Sychevoi had been captured by Ukrainian forces in Kharkiv. It was believed by some to be Sychevoi due to the captured officer looking similar in appearance. However it was never fully proven or determined to in fact be Sychevoi who was captured.[4]

References

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "Ukraine-Niederlagen trotz brutalem Vorgehen – Putin schasst wohl nächsten Top-General". Archived from the original on 20 July 2022. Retrieved 20 July 2022.
  3. ^ 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.]
  4. ^ Cole, Brendan (2022-09-09). "Top Russian Commander of Invading Army Captured by Ukraine—Report". Newsweek. Retrieved 2022-10-04.
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