On July 2, local time, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that Gerasimov, the chief of the Russian army’s general staff, went to the front line of the special military operation to inspect.

  Gerasimov heard reports from the troop commander on the combat situation of the troops during the mission, as well as reports from other officials on providing combat support to Russian troops in various directions.

  Gerasimov paid particular attention to the application of automatic combat control systems, emphasizing the need for such a system to improve the assault capabilities of combined arms units.

(Headquarters reporter Wang Bin and Zhang Yuyao)