24 Russian Generals, Commanders, Killed In Ukraine
At least seven Russian major generals are said to have been killed in the fighting, along with numerous other senior officers, Alia Shoaib reported for Business Insider.
Photo Insert: Graffiti made by the Ukrainian Army
Russian commanders are moving up towards the frontline in an attempt to restore momentum to the invasion of Ukraine according to western officials, said Gordon Corera, a BBC security correspondent, in a tweet.
"Those commanders are trying to impose their own personality on the battlefield, but this, in turn, is placing them at greater risk," said Gordon Corera, a BBC security correspondent.
NATO estimates that Russia has lost up to 15,000 troops during the war, while Ukraine claims to have killed more than 20,000.
In a separate report, independent news website Mediazona told Moscow Times last week that more than 300 Russian officers have been killed in Ukraine, according to publicly available data analyzed by independent news website Mediazona.
The website found details on 1,744 Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine, as well as 317 officers. They included two major generals and the deputy commander of the Black Sea Fleet.
These are the officers reported to have been killed: Maj. Gen. Andrei Sukhovetsky, the first to fall to a sniper’s bullet; Maj. Gen. Vitaly Gerasimov; Maj. Gen. Oleg Mityaev; Lt. Gen. Andrei Mordvichev; Lt. Gen. Yakov Rezantsev, who bragged that the invasion of Ukraine would be over in hours, The Telegraph reported; Lt. Col. Dmitry Safronov; Lt. Col. Denis Glebov; Col. Konstantin Zizevsky; Lt. Col. Yuri Agarkov; Col. Andrei Zakharov; Col. Sergei Porokhnya; Gen. Magomed Tushaev, a Chechen warlord; Vladimir Zhonga, who led the Sparta Battalion, a pro-Russian militant group operating in the Donetsk People's Republic; Col. Sergei Sukharev; Maj. Sergei Krylov; Col. Alexei Sharov; Lt. Col. Dmitry Dormidontov; Lt. Col. Igor Zharov; Col. Denis Kurilo; First Rank Capt. Anton Kuprin, who commanded the Moskva missile cruiser sunk by Ukrainian missiles; Lt. Col. Denis Mezhuev; Maj. Gen. Vladimir Petrovich Frolov; Lt. Col. Miras Bashakov; Col. Ivan Grishin; Maj. Gen. Andrei Simonov, and; Lt. Col. Vyacheslav Savinov.