Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree appointing Colonel-General Alexander Dvornikova to the position of commander of the southern military district of Russia. About it on Tuesday have informed in a press-service YUVO.
Janitors from July 1, was the acting commander. Prior to that, he for four years served as first Deputy commander of the Central military district. Janitors also was the commander of group of Russian troops in Syria, in June 2016, he was awarded the title of Hero of Russia.