Sychevy’s subordinates say that their commander can be very tough with those who are dragging their feet with the execution of an order.
The Russian Ministry of Defense revealed the card of one of the military aces – Lieutenant General Andrey Ivanovich Sychevoi, commander of the Zapad group of troops, a top-ranking war criminal who gives orders in the war against Ukraine.
As they say in the plot of the FreeDom project, as such information about the commander of the “West” grouping is grains. The Russians themselves admit that he is one of the most closed to the press military leaders of this rank. To all journalists’ requests for an interview, Sycheva answers in the same way: “Let’s talk after the operation.”
Sychev is 53, he was born in the Crimean region of the Krasnodar Territory, graduated from the Suvorov, and in 1990 – the Ulyanovsk Guards Higher Tank Command School. He served in tank and motorized rifle units. After the Academy of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, he went from the deputy commander of the regiment to the deputy commander of the division. From November 2009 to January 2011 – commander of the 70th motorized rifle brigade of the Far Eastern Military District. Then a year as commander of the 59th motorized rifle brigade of the Eastern Military District. In May 2013, Andrei Sychevoi became the commander of the second Taman motorized rifle division of the Western Military District.
After a series of exercises in Belarus, Sychevoi became chief of staff of the Fifth Combined Arms Army of the Eastern Military District, and already in 2017 his name was included in Putin’s secret list. By a closed decree, the President of Russia appoints officers of the command of the Eighth Army, which should guard the borders, primarily with Ukraine.
In 2019, he received the rank of lieutenant general. Sychevy’s subordinates say that their commander can be very tough with those who are dragging their feet with the execution of an order. Sometimes he will hurt, but if he realizes that he hastily went over in words or unfairly blasted the officer, he will definitely apologize. There is an interesting point in Sychevy’s biography: in November 2021 he was relieved of his post, however, there is nothing about this in open sources. But two months later, in February 2022, Andrey Sychevoi falls under the personal sanctions of the European Union.
“And now that the Russian Ministry of Defense has uncovered Andrei Sychevy in its ranks, it is clear that he is responsible for thousands of deaths of Ukrainians,” the journalists summed up.
Earlier, the head of the Ministry of Defense of the occupying country, Sergei Shoigu, gave the order to destroy Ukrainian drones in the areas bordering the Russian Federation. The order to destroy Ukrainian drones was given to the commander of the Russian group of troops “West” in Ukraine.