7th Russian general killed in Ukraine, senior commander murdered by own troops — report

Russian Army Lt. Gen. Yakov Rezantsev. (Wikimedia Commons)
Russian Army Lt. Gen. Yakov Rezantsev. (Wikimedia Commons)

Another Russian military general has been killed and a senior commander murdered by his own troops in Ukraine, The National reports, citing Western officials.

Yakov Rezantsev was the seventh Russian general killed since the start of the invasion. Only 13 others remain.

Separately, a colonel in charge of the 37th Guards Motorized Rifle Brigade was killed by his own soldiers, The National reports.

“We believe he was killed by his own troops deliberately as a consequence of the scale of losses that had been taken by his brigade,” a Western security official says during a briefing. “That gives an insight into some of the morale challenges that Russian forces are having.”

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