Since Russia’s war started on 24 February 2022 three of Vladimir Putin’s “successive commanders” have either “resigned” or have been “killed.”
The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) have said in their latest Defence Intelligence briefing on Saturday morning that there is an “extreme attrition” with a huge turnover in Russia’s “deployed military.”
The MoD wrote in its latest update on Saturday, “Since February 2022, three successive commanders of one of Russia’s most prestigious airborne regiments have either resigned or been killed.
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The 247th Guards Air Assault Landing Regiment commander Colonel Vasily Popov was likely killed in the heavily contested Orikhiv sector in early September 2023.
“Only weeks before, in August 2023, his predecessor, Colonel Pytor Popov, likely resigned his command.
“In the early weeks of the invasion, then 247th commander Colonel Konstantin Zizevsky was killed near Mykolaiv.
“The experience of the 247th highlights the extreme attrition and high turnover in Russia’s deployed military, even amongst relatively senior ranks.”
It has been confirmed on Saturday that following Ukraine’s cruise missile attack on Friday of the Black Sea Fleet HQ in Sevastopol, Crimea Putin’s top admiral was killed.
Ukraine’s intelligence chief said on Saturday that among those severely wounded in the attack Col. Gen. Alexander Romanchuk and Lt. Gen. Oleg Tsekov, Kyrylo Budanov told Voice of America.
Budanov claimed the missile strike killed “at least nine people” including generals.
The Ukrainian army said, “The details of the attack will be revealed as soon as possible and the result is dozens of dead and wounded occupants, including senior fleet commanders.”