Russia’s Gerasimov shown in a video, first time since failed June 24 mutiny


MOSCOW (Reuters) – Valery Gerasimov, chief of the general staff of Russia’s armed forces, was shown by the defence ministry listening to a report about Ukrainian missile attacks, his first appearance in public since the June 24 mutiny.

The defence ministry said the footage showed Gerasimov at a meeting on Sunday. It used his current title, chief of the general staff of Russia’s armed forces.

It said Russia had thwarted a Ukrainian missile attack on Crimea and the Rostov and Kaluga regions on Sunday. Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.

(Writing by Andrew Osborn; Editing by Guy Faulconbridge)

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