Russia has appointed General Alexander Dvornikov to lead its Ukraine invasion

Dvornikov became the first commander of the Russian Armed Forces in Syria during Russia's 2015 intervention.

Russia is believed to have reorganized its military leadership in Ukraine, appointing General Alexander Dvornikov as its new commander

Dvornikov has been tasked with "improving coordination between Russian forces in Ukraine," the outlet said.

The move comes as Russia restrategizes and shifts its focus to Ukraine's Donbas region, after its invasion stalls in much of the country.

Dvornikov joined the Soviet Army in 1978 and went on to command several regiments in the Russian military.

Dvornikov was awarded the title Hero of the Russian Federation in 2016 for his leadership in Syria, the highest military honor in the country.