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Ex-Commander of SOBR is appointed Deputy Commander of the Internal Troops

September 28, 2023 2 minutes to read

While one SOBR officer is on trial in Switzerland, another takes a high post.

Lukashenko appointed Colonel Aleksandr Bykov as the first deputy commander of the Internal Troops of the Belarusian MIA.

Major-General Igor Burmistrov, who previously held this position, was dismissed into the reserve due to age with the right to wear military uniform and insignia.

We note that Bykov was the commander of the SOBR [Special Rapid Response Unit – ed.] before this appointment.