Alexander Lapin commands formations and military units of the “Center” group of troops of the Russian Ministry of Defense in Ukraine, Esedulla Abachev – the People's Militia Corps of the LPR
Vladimir Putin awarded the title of Hero of Russia to Colonel General Alexander Lapin, Commander of the Central Military District (CMD), and Major General Esedulla Abachev, Commander of the 2nd Army Corps of the People's Militia of the Luhansk People's Republic. This is stated in the presidential decree posted on the official portal of legal information.
The titles were awarded “for courage and heroism shown in the performance of military duty.”
The Minister of Defense recommended that the generals be awarded the titles Sergei Shoigu, as he announced at a meeting with Putin on July 4. Putin stated that he agreed with the proposal and promised to sign the corresponding decree on the same day.
On the eve of the Ministry of Defense reported that the troops of the group “Center” under the command of Lapin, together with the Southern Group of Forces, they closed the ring around Lisichansk in the LPR and blocked the Ukrainian group of troops. The defense department reported the surrender of 38 Ukrainian fighters over the past two days. After that, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that the Armed Forces of Ukraine retreated from Lysichansk in order to save the lives of the military.
Putin, at a meeting with Shoigu, also offered to allow those forces that participated in “active hostilities” to rest. in the operation in the Luhansk direction, so that they could “build up their combat capabilities.”
At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operation in Ukraine based on information from Russian official sources.
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Alexander Lapin was born on January 1, 1964 in Kazan. In 1988 he graduated from the Kazan Higher Tank Command School, in 1997— Military Academy of Armored Forces. Marshal of the Soviet Union R. Ya. Malinovsky in Moscow, in 2009— Military Academy of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces. Since 2009, he has served as deputy commander of the 58th Army. In April 2012, he was appointed commander of the 20th Guards Combined Arms Army of the Western Military District. In 2017, he served as chief of staff of the group of troops in Syria. In September 2017, he was appointed head of the Combined Arms Academy of the Russian Armed Forces. The Russian Ministry of Defense announced on June 24 that Lapin is in command of formations and military units of the Center group of forces.
Esedulla Abachev graduated from the Kharkov Higher Tank Command School in 1989, and in 2002 — Combined Arms Academy of the Russian Armed Forces. Over the years, he served as a regiment commander in the Chechen Republic, deputy division commander, authorized representative of the Russian Defense Ministry in Dagestan, and a brigade commander. He is the head of the 5th Red Banner Combined Arms Army, whose headquarters is stationed in Ussuriysk. On March 18, 2021, he was awarded the military rank of major general.
Russia is conducting a military operation in Ukraine to “demilitarize and denazify” and “liberation” Donbass. In the Ministry of Defense, the main goal of the current, second phase of the special operation was to establish control over the Donbass and southern Ukraine in order to provide a land corridor to the Crimea, as well as to Transnistria, where “there are facts of oppression of the Russian-speaking population.” Now Russian forces also control the Kherson region of Ukraine and partially— Zaporozhye and Kharkiv.
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