WorldWar in Ukraine: why have so many Russian generals died?

War in Ukraine: why have so many Russian generals died?


DECRYPTION – Nearly a quarter of Russian generals have been killed since the start of the Russian invasion, according to Ukraine. Only two deaths among the six announced by kyiv have been confirmed by Moscow.

Since the beginning of thespecial military operationin Ukraine, Russia suffered heavy losses, both human and material. The figures remain unverifiable but their magnitude reaches considerable proportions, symbolized by the death of many generals.

Last week, Ukraine claimed to have killed the commander of Russia’s 49th Southern District Army, General Yakov Rezantsev. This disappearance would bring to five the number of generals who have died in war since February 24, to which is added the disappearance of an admiral. The death rate among high-ranking Russian officers is therefore very high. The adviser to the Ukrainian president, Mykhaïlo Podoliak, described him as “extraordinary», attributing it to «total lack of preparationof the Moscow army adding that “dozens of mid-ranking officers (lieutenants, captains, Editor’s note) were killed“.

If the figure were confirmed, it would mean that Vladimir Putin’s troops lost more than a quarter of their…

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