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Putin Picks New Paratrooper Chief With Crimea Experience

Russia has appointed the man accused of presiding over operations that led to the annexation of part of Ukraine as the commander of the its infamous airborne forces (VDV), the Ministry of Defense announced on Monday. Colonel General Alexander Serdyukov, who has been outed as the man that oversaw Russia’s Crimean operations in 2014 by both the Ukrainian government and Russian media, will now take charge of the paratrooper unit.
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