Putin loses two more colonels in Ukraine war including ‘best’ paratroop commander

31/5/2022 5:30:00 AM

Another blow to Putin's war.

Another blow to Putin's war.

At least 40 Russian colonels have reportedly been killed in Ukraine with the official number expected ot be greater

Vladimir Putin’s war.Copy to clipboard https://str.Copy to clipboard https://str.Olaf Scholz asked Mr Putin for an “immediate ceasefire and a withdrawal of Russian troops” as the assault on Ukraine’s Donbas region intensified.

Lt Col Alexander Dosyagayev, 34, was a commander of an airborne assault battalion of the 104th paratrooper regiment.Troops from his 104th air assault regiment were reportedly in Bucha , which was the scene of alleged rape and torture atrocities by Vladimir Putin’s forces earlier in the war.Mr Putin's health and private life are taboo subjects in Russia, and are almost never discussed in public.His battalion based in Pskov had been recognised as the best in Russia in its extensive combat training and military discipline and was judged the winner of the Winged Infantry category at the 2021 military festival, Army of Russia.Serbia, which hasn't joined international sanctions against Russia, is extending its contract with the gas giant, maintaining a balancing act of seeking European Union membership while also keeping close ties with the Kremlin.“I was filled with pride that my soldiers and officers showed the result they were striving for,” Dosyagayev said." Mr Lavrov said that Mr Putin, who will turn 70 in October, appeared in public every day.Ukraine’s Armed Forces gave little acknowledgment to Dosyagayev’s achievements in their statement on his death writing: “This did not help him at a meeting with Ukrainian warriors.Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky hit back at the claims, saying in a late-night addess: “If the occupiers think that Lyman and Sievierodonetsk will be theirs, they are wrong.

” Russian media outlet Mediazona confirmed the death of another colonel killed earlier in the war which has not been announced."I leave it to the conscience of those who spread such rumours."I am grateful to our Russian partners," he said.Col Vladimir Ivanov, 41, has been labelled a “propagandist” by the Ukrainian media because he served in the Russian defence ministry’s department of Information and Mass Communication.It is now established that he died in March fighting in Ukraine.Moscow's offensive has killed thousands of people, sparked the biggest refugee crisis in Europe since World War II and led to unprecedented Western sanctions against Moscow.A friend of Ivanov carried his portrait at a march of the ‘immortal regiment’ (Ukraine’s Department for Strategic Communications) A friend of Ivanov carried his portrait at a march of the “immortal regiment” on 9 May commemorating Russians killed in action in multiple conflicts.Entirely dependent on Russia for gas, Serbia has sought to diversify its energy sources.It is now believed that over 40 Russian colonels have been killed in the war along with 10 generals in what is amounting to Russia’s biggest losses since the Second World War.“In the coming days, Russian units in the area are likely to prioritise forcing a crossing of the river,” the Ministry of Defence said, adding: “a bridgehead near Lyman would give Russia an advantage in the potential next phase of the Donbas offensive”.

Additionally, according to Ukraine’s defence ministry over 30,000 Russian troops have been killed since the invasion began on 24 February.The news comes amid growing concerns around Mr Putin’s health with recent reports claiming the Kremlin leader.The government, dominated by Mr Vucic's party, has condemned Mr Putin's invasion of Ukraine at the United Nations but shied away from imposing sanctions.Story continues A growing number of unconfirmed reports allege the 69-year-old president has cancer and that his health is deteriorating quickly.And now an FSB officer has claimed Mr Putin “has no more than two to three years to stay alive”, adding the Russian president has “a severe form of rapidly progressing cancer.” Messages said to be from the unidentified Russian spy to FSB defector Boris Karpichkov also say Mr Putin is losing his sight and suffering from headaches.More On This Topic.Is it possible to negotiate with a country that always lies cynically and propagandistically?”.

“We are told he is suffering from headaches and when he appears on TV he needs pieces of paper with everything written in huge letters to read what he’s going to say,” the Russian officer told the Sunday Mirror.“They are so big each page can only hold a couple of sentences.His eyesight is seriously worsening.” Advertisement.

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