Ukraniian troops are gathering momentum and Vladimir Putin is suffering with yet another crushing blow as President Volodymyr Zelensky has reported they have captured a very senior Russian officer.
There is much speculation circulating that Lieutenant General Andrei Sychevoi is thought to be the most senior Russian officer to have been captured since World War Two.
During the Ukraine’s counteroffensive on the Kharkiv front the General was captured with other soldiers who are on their knees handcuffed and being asked questions, images show.
Read more on Russia-Ukraine war:
Chuck Pfarrer, former SEAL Team Six Squadron Leader, posted on Twitter, “Yesterday, videos featured a RU officer captured on the Kharkiv front.
“He was assumed to be a local commander – he was, in fact, Lieutenant General Andrei Sychevoi, General in command RU’s ‘West’ Group.
“Sychevoi is the most senior Russian officer captured since WWII.”
Lieutenant General Andrei Sychevoi, commander,Russian West Group. Sychevoi the most senior Russian officer captured since WW II. Changed into lieutenant uniform & attempted to escape unrecognised. On trial! https://t.co/2OCUnaN4Os; https://t.co/5QimYruzz4; https://t.co/B5veWZqlCb pic.twitter.com/ckSYLrrR0R
— Taras Kuzio 🇬🇧🇪🇺🇺🇦🇮🇹 (@TarasKuzio) September 9, 2022
Nexta TV tweeted: “It seems that the Armed Forces of Ukraine captured not the usual ‘lieutenant colonel’, but the commander of the ‘West’ grouping, Colonel General Andrey Sychevoi.”
People on Twitter haven't really begun thinking through the implications of the capture of Russian Lieutenant General Andrei Sychevoi.
If Ukraine got him, they overran his headquarters and all the paper & electronic records held there…intact.
— Trent Telenko (@TrentTelenko) September 9, 2022
The Kyiv Post said In its daily military update on Friday the infantrymen have “likely” captured Sychevoi, citing independent Ukrainian media sources.