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Re: Russian leadership losses
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2022, 04:13:34 PM »
These Top Russian Commanders Have Been Killed So Far, According to Ukraine
BY EWAN PALMER ON 3/9/22 AT 5:06 AM EST

https://www.newsweek.com/russian-commanders-killed-war-ukraine-1685891

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Major General Vitaly Gerasimov, First Deputy Commander Of The 41st Army
On Monday, Ukraine's defense intelligence agency SAID that its military forces had killed Russian Army Major General Vitaly Gerasimov, along with a number of other senior officers.

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Andrei Sukhovetsky, Deputy Commander of the 41st Combined Arms Army
Russian media and President Vladimir Putin confirmed that General Andrei Sukhovetsky, deputy commander of the 41st Combined, was killed by a sniper during a special operation in Ukraine.

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Lieutenant Colonel Dmitry Safronov, Commander of the 61st Separate Marine Brigade
In a statement on Monday, Ukraine's Ministry of Defense said that Lieutenant Colonel Dmitry Safronov had been killed while the city of Chuhuiv was being "liberated" from Russian forces.

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Lieutenant Colonel Denis Glebov, Deputy Commander of the 11th Separate Airborne Assault Brigade
In the same statement, Ukraine said Lieutenant Colonel Denis Glebov was also killed in the fighting.

The Russian news agency TASS reported Glebov was killed while taking part in a special operation in Donbas, and was posthumously awarded the Order of Courage.

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Guards Colonel Konstantin Zizevsky
The death of the commander of the 247th Guards Air Assault Regiment during a military operation to "protect the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics" in Eastern Ukraine was confirmed in an Instagram post by Mikhail Minenkov, the mayor of the Russian city of Nevinnomyssk.

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Re: Russian leadership losses
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2022, 04:37:02 PM »
Ive read losses on the Ukrainian side but not that significant. Like the waterborne raid by russian spetsnaz (or equivalent) at Odesa. Not much is reported by media.

But looking at the russian side, they are lossing general officers (especially with combat experience ) like crazy.

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Re: Russian leadership losses
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2022, 05:06:43 PM »
One does have to wonder if these Generals would actually preferred to meet their fate or end up explaining themselves to Putin.
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Re: Russian leadership losses
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2022, 09:13:58 PM »
The fact that high ranking officers have to be so close to the front lines to disentangle an already messy situation is an indication of the poor state of Russian command & control.

It also points to a severe lack of lower level leadership in the Russian military.

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Re: Russian leadership losses
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2022, 07:06:04 AM »
Over a decade ago, Manokski shared an article that compared the role that NCOs played in Western military organizations versus what they played in the Soviet system. In the Soviet Army, officers made more of the decisions themselves rather than delegating them to enlisted and senior enlisted soldiers because the Soviets relied on what was essentially a non-technical -- peasant-like -- work force.

Perhaps old habits simply die hard?

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Re: Russian leadership losses
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2022, 02:21:20 PM »
The Russian army's lack of a solid NCO corps has been a weakness that was noted in current and previous analysis.



The unprecedented scale of their Ukrainian operations drastically highlights this and the Russian army's other fundamental shortcomings. 

As the analysis from the 2008 Russo-Georgian war called it: "strong but flawed".


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Re: Russian leadership losses
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2022, 04:20:57 AM »
Putin reeling as FIFTH Russian general killed - one quarter of his military leaders dead
A RUSSIAN general, the fifth since Vladimir Putin's invasion began on February 24, has been killed by Ukrainian forces.
By TERESA GOTTEIN MARTINEZ
10:54, Sat, Mar 19, 2022 | UPDATED: 13:13, Sat, Mar 19, 2022

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1583129/putin-ukraine-fifth-russian-general-killed-Andrey-Mordvichev-invasion-latest

Lieutenant-General Andrei Mordvichev, commander of the 8th Combined Arms Army, died in fighting at Chornobaivka, near the southern city of Kherson. It comes amid reports of heavy losses among the Kremlin's troops, with more than 14,000 Russian soldiers said to have been killed since the start of the conflict.

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Ukraine’s General Staff of the Armed Forces said in a statement: "As a result of fire on the enemy by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the commander of the 8th All-Military Army of the Southern Military District of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Lieutenant-General Andrey Mordvishev was killed."

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Re: Russian leadership losses
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2022, 01:42:33 AM »
‘Winging It’: Russia Is Getting Its Generals Killed on the Front Lines
Russian generals have had to lead from the front because its amateur army can’t move otherwise.
By Jack Detsch
MARCH 21, 2022, 5:56 PM

https://foreignpolicy.com/2022/03/21/russia-generals-dead-ukraine/

Russia has lost at least five generals fighting in Ukraine in less than a month, Western officials said Monday, as communications failures and a lack of discipline among hundreds of thousands of conscripted Russian troops have made it more difficult to communicate orders to the front lines.

The tally of Russian generals killed in the nearly monthlong conflict—most of them one- and two-star commanders, including at least one lieutenant general—is likely the highest casualty rate among general officers in the Russian military since World War II.

On Sunday, Mykhailo Podoliak, a top advisor to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, said six Russian generals had been killed, calling the invading army “fully unprepared” for the fight in Ukraine. Western assessments of deaths among Russian commanders are slightly more conservative. One European diplomat familiar with Western intelligence assessments told Foreign Policy on Monday that at least five Russian generals had been killed, owing mostly to failures in electronic communications equipment that left them vulnerable to targeted strikes and to their efforts to get a large force of nearly 200,000 troops—many of them young conscripts—to follow orders by leading from the front.

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Re: Russian leadership losses
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2022, 02:50:31 PM »
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Alexei Sharov, colonel of the 810th Separate Guards Marine Brigade of the Black Sea Fleet, was killed by a Ukrainian sniper, according to Russian authorities.

https://twitter.com/KyivIndependent/status/1507397435450138627?cxt=HHwWhoC5teT-rOspAAAA

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Re: Russian leadership losses
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2022, 03:03:11 PM »
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Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu had a heart attack. Therefore, he has not appeared at official events since mid-March,” writes Anton Gerashchenko, adviser to the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.

https://twitter.com/AlexandruC4/status/1507473089952718851

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Re: Russian leadership losses
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2022, 11:20:10 PM »
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10772367/amp/Is-NINTH-Russian-general-killed-Ukraine-Reports-blow-Putins-failed-war.html

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A ninth Russian general was reportedly killed in a Ukrainian artillery strike near Kharkiv.

Major General Anton Simonov, 55, died during the attack on a Russian army command past in northern Ukraine, President Zelensky adviser Alexey Arestovych said yesterday.

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He was seen as the Russian military's leading electronic warfare specialist.

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