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Today State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Nikolai Pankov in the Military Council hall of the Eastern Military District headquarters in Khabarovsk introduced the new commander of the troops to the district leadership.

During the ceremony, Colonel-General Gennady Zhidko handed over the standard of the commander of the troops to Colonel-General Alexander Chaiko.

The solemn ceremony was attended by the leadership of the military district, heads of power ministries and departments of the region, the governor of the Khabarovsk Territory, commanders of formations and military units of the Khabarovsk garrison, officers of the district headquarters, guests of honor.

Introducing the new commander of the military district, State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Nikolai Pankov noted that Alexander Yuryevich is an experienced leader who knows the Eastern Military District well. In the period from April 2017 to April 2019, he served as the chief of staff of the district, as well as the commander of the district troops
during his absence.

Colonel General Alexander Chaiko has experience of serving in the Moscow, Western and Central military districts.

Consecutively passed all the main command positions from the commander of a reconnaissance platoon to the deputy chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

“Today, the troops of the Eastern Military District are entrusted with important tasks to protect Russia’s national interests on its Eastern borders. I wish the new commander and the entire personnel of the Eastern Military District success in solving the tasks at hand, ”added Nikolai Pankov.

In turn, Colonel-General Alexander Chaiko noted that the best traditions laid down by veterans and by the current generation of servicemen of the Eastern Military District will be preserved and augmented. The personnel of the district will do everything possible to ensure the protection of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Russian Federation in the zone of responsibility of the Eastern Military District.

For reference:

Colonel General Alexander Chaiko was born in 1971 in the Moscow region. In 1992 he graduated from the Moscow Higher Combined Arms Command School. He served in all major positions from the commander of a reconnaissance platoon to the commander of the first tank army of the Western Military District.

In 2001 he graduated from the Combined Arms Academy of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation named after M.V. Frunze. Graduated from the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces in 2012.

Upon graduation, he served as deputy commander of the combined arms army of the Central Military District.

Since July 2014 – Commander of the Combined Arms Army of the Western Military District.

In April 2017, he was appointed Chief of Staff – First Deputy Commander of the Eastern Military District.

Since July 2019 – Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

From September 2019 to June 2021 – Commander of the Group of Forces of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in the Syrian Arab Republic.

From November 12, 2021 – Commander of the Eastern Military District.

The standard is an honorary personified insignia, symbolizing the military duty and personal responsibility of the commander of the military district for the training and use of the troops of the military district.

The standard is presented to the commander of the military district in a solemn atmosphere by the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation or by an official on his behalf.

The standard is in the office of the commander of the military district.

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