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R.I.P., Another Russian General

Posted on | April 17, 2022 | Comments Off on R.I.P., Another Russian General

Ukraine is becoming a graveyard for Russia’s military leaders:

Another Russian general was killed while fighting in Ukraine, the mayor of St. Petersburg announced in a statement on Saturday.
Vladimir Frolov, deputy commander of Russia’s 8th Army, was killed in combat earlier this week, the country’s second-largest city said in a sympathy statement.
St. Petersburg Mayor Alexander Beglov attended the funeral, held at the city’s historic Serafimovskoe Cemetery on Saturday, the statement said.
“Today we say goodbye to a real hero,” Beglov said.
“Vladimir Petrovich Frolov died a heroic death in battle with Ukrainian nationalists. He sacrificed his life so that children, women and old people in Donbas would no longer hear bomb explosions. So that they stop waiting for death and, leaving home, say goodbye as if it were the last time.”
Frolov is the latest of several of Russia’s top military brass who have been killed since Russia invaded Ukraine 50 days ago.

The official count so far is seven Russian generals killed during the war, while 33 colonels or lieutenant-colonels have been killed. Meanwhile, Ukraine’s defense ministry claims that Russia has already lost around 20,000 soldiers, nearly 800 tanks and 2,000 armored personnel carriers.

The only proper description of such losses is catastrophic. We’re told Russia’s army is “regrouping” in preparation for a renewed offensive in eastern and southern Ukraine, but the losses they have already suffered must be crippling their efforts; if this trend continues much longer, the Russian army will be ground into mincemeat in a matter of weeks.



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