Another top Russian general has died in battle in Ukraine, reports Visegrad 24.
Colonel Alexander Bespalov, commander of the 59th Guards Tank Regiment, was reportedly killed in action by the Ukrainian Defense Forces.
That would add to the deaths of 16 of Vladimir Putin’s top military officials, including five appointed colonels and four lieutenant colonels, confirmed by Ukraine’s Defense Ministry earlier this week.
According to local media, a funeral was held for Bespalov on Friday in the Russian city of Ozersk.
Although not independently verified, Colonel Bespalov’s death renews questions about the effectiveness of the Kremlin’s war strategy, which Express.co.uk says is “truly disruptive” to Moscow’s goals. READ MORE
Mark Savchuk, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, said: “People love generals…they shouldn’t die, because they shouldn’t be on the front line.”
The 32-year-old, speaking from a kyiv basement he is sheltering in with a group of friends, said it came down to Moscow’s “lack of preparation”.
Describing the Russian army as “an old doctrine”, he said the general fighting near the front line means that “the probability of a lucky hit is actually much higher than in a conventional army”.