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‘Butcher of Mariupol' promoted in Russian Army shakeup as ‘sham' vote continues

Added 09-24-22 08:18:01pm EST - “Col. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev is the infamous "Butcher of Mariupol" who ordered some of the Ukraine invasion's worst atrocities ?" including an airstrike on a maternity hospita?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “‘Butcher of Mariupol’ promoted in Russian Army shakeup as ‘sham’ vote continues”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Vladimir Putin ousted the Russian general who was responsible for the chaotic logistics operation that hamstrung his army as its Ukraine invasion floundered — and named a notoriously brutal replacement.

Gen. Dmitry Bulgakov, 67, was “released” Saturday, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Telegram, so that he could transfer into a new but unspecified role.

Bulgakov’s successor, Col. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev, is the infamous “Butcher of Mariupol” who ordered some of the Ukraine invasion’s worst atrocities — including an airstrike on a maternity hospital and an attack on a theater that was sheltering hundreds of children.

Previously, Mizintsev was responsible for the siege of Aleppo in Syria, where he ordered cluster-bomb strikes on residential areas to pound the city into submission.

Bulgakov has been blamed for Russia’s chronic inability to keep its troops in Ukraine fed and armed — forcing the humiliating retreat from Kyiv and the purchase of artillery and drones from North Korea and Iran, two of the only countries willing to deal with the pariah nation.

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