Russian top brass killed in Ukraine
May 3, 2022 - According to The Kyiv Post, Ukraine’s forces have killed Major General Alexei Simonov near Izium in the Kharkiv region. The attack on a field command post of the Russian 2nd Army on Saturday (April 30, 2022) struck more than 30 Russian armoured vehicles, including tanks.
According to the paper, Simonov, a senior commander of electronic warfare, was among 100 Russian soldiers killed in the attack, Presidential military adviser Oleksiy Arestovych said.
Simonov’s death brings to at least seven generals, 36 colonels and more than 300 Russian officers who have died in the Ukraine conflict.
Britain’s Ministry of Defence on Saturday said Putin’s troops in the east are still struggling to make ground despite the renewed support, citing poor tactics and the deployment of low-skilled forces as reasons for the slow progress.
“Shortcomings in Russian tactical coordination remain. A lack of unit-level skills and inconsistent air support have left Russia unable to fully leverage its combat mass, despite localised improvements,” the MoD tweeted.
NATO estimates that Russia has lost up to 15,000 troops during the war, while Russia has put its official death toll at 1,351.