Nations brace for new Russian general with brutal past

Western nations along with Ukraine are bracing for more brutality following Russia’s reported appointment of a new general meant to oversee the Kremlin’s attack on the former Soviet country.


Officials warn that Gen. Aleksandr Dvornikov, 60, who had commanded Russia’s southern military district, also led crushing military operations in Ukraine’s Donbas region and in Syria, which resulted in the massacres of tens of thousands of civilians – a brutal past that U.S. officials say may show its face in Ukraine in the coming weeks.