in 2014-2015 was a coordinator of combat actions of the 1st AC (Donetsk, Ukraine) and 2nd AC (Luhansk, Ukraine) of the Center of the Territorial Forces of the Southern Military District of the Russian Armed Forces
In the temporarily occupied territories of the East of Ukraine uses the undercover name: SOKOLOV Aleksandr Ivanovich.
Position and place of service when participated in the Russian armed aggression against Ukraine: from September to December 2014, and from February to June 2015, held the undercover position of the Head of group of the Russian Armed Forces as a part of the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination of Cease-fire and Stabilizing of Demarcation Line of Sides and performed criminal orders of the Russian military-political leadership concerning the coordination of combat actions in the temporarily occupied territories of the East of Ukraine.
Year and place of birth: 1956, village of Kholmskyi Abynskyi district Krasnodar Territory, Russia.
Ryazan Higher Airborne Command School (1978);
Frunze Military Academy (1989);
Higher Academic Course at the Academy of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces (2008).
Military service at the commanding positions:
2009 – 2013 – the Deputy Commander of the Airborne Troops of the Russian Armed Forces;
2013 – 2015 – the Deputy Commander of the Land Forces of the Russian Armed Forces;
2016 – the Deputy Commander for Liaisons with Commandant’s Offices of the Russian Armed Forces force grouping in Syria (Khmeimim airbase, Syria).
Combat experience: the participant of combat actions in Afghanistan, Chechen campaigns of 1995 and 2000.
according to the Decree of the Russian president No.764 from December 13, 2014, was promoted to the rank of “Colonel General”.