RUSSIAN military chiefs have removed several generals from key roles as their advance stalls.
The move comes after Ukrainian forces were told to withdraw from the south-eastern city of Severodonetsk to regroup and limit casualties.
Defence Intelligence, part of the MoD, said Gen-Col Andrei Serdyukov is likely out as Airborne Forces commander.
Also gone is Alexandr Dvornikov, commander Southern Group of Forces General of the Army.
He could be replaced by Sergei Surovikin — dogged by corruption and brutality claims in his 30-year career.
Defence Intelligence said: “Since the start of June, the Russian high command has highly likely removed several Generals from key operational command roles.”
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