Apr 11, 2022
By Jane Brown
Ukraine’s military is bracing for the next showdown against Russian troops in eastern Ukraine.
And there is a disturbing development within Vladmir Putin’s military.
An experienced and brutal general is taking centralized control of the war that has already flattened many Ukrainian cities and killed thousands of people.
Alexander Dvornikov led the Russian forces deployed to Syria in 2015 to shore up the Assad government during that country’s devastating civil war, and he has a record of extreme brutality against civilians.
Meantime, in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv, the mayor and his brother Wladimir Klitschko are preparing for the return of Putin’s forces.
“Pulling out of Kyiv doesn’t mean the war is over. They’ve just changed the strategy. They’re in the east and the south of the country, extremely active. And while we’re talking, the fights in the east and the south of the country are still going, and obviously we are expecting them to be back and again targeting the capital,” Klitschko explained.
The Klitschko brothers addressed Toronto City Council in a virtual speech last week to thank Toronto residents and Canadians alike for supporting Ukraine.