The death toll is getting worse for Vladimir Putin as a high ranking GRU military spy was killed in the Ukrainian port of Mauripol and on Monday two elite intelligence paratrooper officers were also killed in action.
Captain Alexey Glushchak, 31, from Tyumen in Siberia, is believed to have died in the attack on the Ukrainian port Mariupol, but the Russian military has given no details of his death.
In a statement, they said, “Due to the strict secrecy of the military operation, the circumstances of the death of the Tyumen hero are not disclosed.”
A “very angry” Putin has also sacked eight Generals over their “poor decision making in Ukraine” as he is frustrated as they were unable to take the country within days.
Oleksiy Danilov, head of Ukraine’s security council have now been fired within three weeks since the war started amid their heavy losses.
Putin is also becoming more and more isolated from the Kremlin as he ordered the arrest of two senior Russian spies on Saturday.
The intelligence officers in the Russian security service, the FSB formerly known as the KGB, have been placed under house arrest by Putin, unconfirmed reports suggested.
The Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said thousands of Russian troops have been killed in action and they are holding hundreds of prisoners of war.
The Russian prisoners of war “don’t know why they were sent here to kill people or to be killed,” President Zelensky said.
Addressing the public in Russian, President Zelensky said last month, “I want everyone in Russia to hear me, everybody.
“Hundreds of captured soldiers who are here in Ukraine don’t know why they were sent here to kill people or to be killed.
“The sooner you tell your Government the war has to be stopped, more people from your country will stay alive.
“Your nationals are voicing their opposition to this war, we know that many people in Russia are shocked now by the brutality of the Russian Government and this is the right reaction. I’m grateful for this reaction.”