A report on Friday claimed that a Russian brigade commander was killed by his own men after his unit suffered heavy losses at the hands of Ukrainian resistance forces.
Sky News reporter Deborah Haynes reports: “A Russian brigade commander was deliberately killed by his own army after his unit suffered heavy losses in Ukraine.” “Colonel Medvechek, commander of the 37th Motorized Rifle Brigade, has been run over by his soldiers.”
“The brigade commander of one of the units was killed by his own troops…we believe that was a consequence of the scale of losses his brigade suffered,” said one official. Western news told Haynes.
“That just provides an insight into some of the morale challenges facing Russian forces,” she added.
“We believe he was intentionally killed by his own army,” the official added. “Indeed, we believe he was controlled by his own army and I believe he was the commander of the 37th Motorized Rifle Brigade.”
Based on ReutersUsing statements from Ukrainian officials, up to six Russian generals were killed in the war, along with dozens of colonels and other officers.
Meanwhile, NATO disclosure This week they believe the Russian military may have suffered up to 40,000 casualties during its invasion of Ukraine, which began a month ago.
“The number – which includes soldiers killed, wounded, taken prisoner or missing in action – is calculated using data provided by Ukraine, information obtained from Russia and intelligence from other sources. open source,” The Daily Wire report.
The senior NATO official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that between 7,000 and 15,000 Russian troops were killed, and that the estimate of 30,000 to 40,000 casualties was “based on the assumption that three for every soldier killed. “The Washington Post” report.
“Independent observers are difficult to verify during the conflict, with the fog of war making solid information difficult to obtain and the fierceness of the conflict hindering efforts to count the dead. Earlier this month, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said 1,300 members of Ukrainian forces had been killed, but The Washington Post has yet to verify that number,” the newspaper added.
“Russia has not updated its official figures of 498 dead and 1,597 wounded since announcing it took part in the invasion a week ago.”
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