Ukraine says two more Russian generals have been killed
According to the Deutsche Welle news agency
Ukraine’s defense ministry says Ukrainian forces have destroyed a key Russian command center in southern Ukraine. Dozens of officers, including two Russian generals, were killed in the attack, according to Zelensky‘s adviser.
Dozens of officers, including two Russian generals, were killed in an attack on a command post in the South Kherson region, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry said on Facebook. Another general was reportedly taken to hospital in critical condition.
Ukrainian data can not be independently verified.
The news of the attack on the Russian command center was also mentioned in an interview with the American newspaper “New York Times” with Oleksy Arstovich, advisor to the President of Ukraine.
The New York Times quoted the former Ukrainian intelligence officer as saying that about 50 Russian officers were present at the command center at the time of the Ukrainian military attack. Zelensky’s adviser added that he was unaware of the officers’ fate but knew they were not in a good condition.
Kherson is located in the Black Sea, a few kilometers north of the Crimean peninsula. This port city was the first large urban area to be captured by the Russian army after the February 24 invasion.
As a command center, the city was of great strategic importance for the continuation of the war in southern Ukraine.
The attack on Odessa, Ukraine’s largest port city, was also planned from Russia’s headquarters in Kherson. But the Russian operation in Mykolaiv failed due to the stubborn resistance of Ukrainian forces.
According to Ukrainian reports, Russia has lost a third of its generals in just the first four weeks of the war.
In mid-April, Ukraine announced the death of the eighth Russian general. Russia has so far only confirmed the death of General Andrei Sukhovsky, the deputy commander of the 41st Army.
The reason for the death of the Russian generals
Military experts have cited a number of reasons for the high casualties of Russian warlords; One of the reasons is the “inadequacy” of the Moscow military.
Military experts also point out that the Russian military in Ukraine often makes similar mistakes, using, for example, unencrypted communications devices. Accordingly, Ukrainian units can easily track their location.
Another reason for the heavy casualties of the Russian generals was the “poor planning of the offensive operation”, which forced them to stay close to the front line to command the forces.
British military intelligence: Russia is making little progress in Ukraine
According to the Deutsche Welle news agency
Russian troops are stepping up their attacks in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine. But according to the British Army Intelligence Service, these forces have not been able to advance.
British military officials say that despite the increase in Russian forces and their attacks in Ukraine, these forces have not been able to occupy any area in the last 24 hours. The British Defense Department also said in a daily report on military intelligence that Ukraine’s counterattack had prevented Russian forces from advancing.
In addition, the report states that, contrary to the Russian government’s claims, the port city of Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine is not yet fully under Russian military control.
There are still fierce clashes in the region, which has made it difficult for the Russian army to advance in other areas. The report also states that Ukraine’s defense against the Russian Air Force and Navy is very strong.
The Ukrainian government has reported ongoing attacks on Luhansk in eastern Ukraine. According to the General Staff of the Ukrainian Army, the most intense Russian attacks have been carried out on the large city of Siurodontsk. In addition, there are many attacks on the cities of Rubichen, Popasna and Marinka, all of which have been repulsed.
However, all Ukrainian-controlled cities in the Luhansk region are under constant attack pressure. The governor of the region, Serhi Gaidaj, has said that the Ukrainian armed forces have withdrawn from some cities in order to reorganize. He stressed that this does not mean a big defeat.
In the northern Luhansk region, near the town of Izium in the Kharkiv region, Russian forces have been trying to advance further south to besiege Ukrainian forces. According to information released by the Ukrainian government, the 64th Russian Brigade, stationed on the outskirts of Kiev, Bucha, also took part in the attacks.
The governor of the Kharkiv region said that Ukrainian forces had recaptured three towns near the border after “heavy fighting”.
The Russian military has also stepped up its attacks in southern Ukraine. Moscow forces in the Zaporizhia region are said to have been reinforced by fighters from the Wagner mercenary unit. The Kyiv government has reported about 200 Wagner fighters. Deutsche Welle cannot independently confirm these reports.