Top Russian general inspects troops involved in Ukraine operation — defence ministry

Valery Gerasimov (File photo by Reuters)

Valery Gerasimov (File photo by Reuters)

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MOSCOW (July 2): The chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Valery Gerasimov, has inspected divisions of Russian troops involved in Moscow's "special military operation" in Ukraine, the defence ministry said on Saturday.

The ministry published still photographs of Gerasimov at work. It was not immediately clear when the visit took place or if Gerasimov had visited Ukraine itself.

The ministry issued a similar statement about Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu last week.