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Kremlin Taps Sadistic ‘Butcher Of Syria’ to Escalate Ungodly Invasion of Ukraine

Things are about to get bleak in Ukraine.

If the behavior of Russian forces in Ukraine are any indication of how the illegal invasion is going, then it’s probably safe to say that the Kremlin is just about kaput.

Vladimir Putin and his people truly seemed to believe that they would be able to conquer Kyiv in a matter of days, (perhaps as little as 72 hours), and with troops that he tricked into being there.

Now, well over a month into the invasion, Russia has turned to genocide and war crimes in an attempt to break the will of the Ukrainian people, and the latest military hire from Putin appears to indicate that there will be more where that came from.

Russia’s reported appointment of Gen. Alexander Dvornikov to take over operations in Ukraine marks what some military analysts see as an indication that the war could be set to enter a brutal new phase as Moscow readies a major offensive in its neighbor’s east.

Dvornikov, who most recently oversaw Russian troops in Syria and has a history of targeting civilians, was chosen as the new ground commander in Ukraine, a U.S. official and a Western official confirmed.

His appointment signifies an apparent streamlining of Russia’s chain of command, replacing the three commanders previously heading the war with one central figure ahead of an expected renewed assault in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region.

Here is where it gets worrisome:

The decision to bring in Dvornikov could also be an acknowledgment of what U.S. intelligence officials have described as a failure to achieve the quick takeover Russian President Vladimir Putin envisioned, retired Adm. James Stavridis said Sunday on “NBC Nightly News.”

“The appointment of this new general indicates Vladimir Putin’s intent to continue this conflict for months, if not years,” Stavridis said.

Dvornikov is known as the “Butcher of Syria,” Stavridis noted.

And then…

“He is the goon called in by Vladimir Putin to flatten cities like Aleppo in Syria,” Stavridis said. “He has used tools of terrorism throughout that period, including working with the Syrian forces, torture centers, systematic rape, nerve agents. He is the worst of the worst.”

With the world watching, Dvornikov’s actions could finally force the west and NATO to get involved in the already-awful conflict.

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