The Russian army announces the killing of two Russian military commanders on the fronts
Moscow announced on Sunday the killing of two military commanders on the front in Ukraine, in a rare announcement by the military leadership since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine about 15 months ago.
Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said during a daily press conference that Colonels Vyacheslav Makarov and Yevgeny Brovko fell in action in Ukraine.
He explained that Makarov, commander of the 4th Motorized Rifle Brigade, with his elements repelled “two enemy attacks” before he was “seriously wounded and died during his evacuation from the battlefield”.
Brovko, deputy commander of the Army Corps, “responsible for military and political action,” died on the front “after being wounded by shrapnel”.
This announcement by the Russian army is rare and reflects the intensification of the fighting in recent days, at a time when Moscow says it has repulsed a Ukrainian attack on a 95-kilometer front in eastern Ukraine.
Fighting is still raging in and around Bakhmut, with battles concentrated in Donbas.
The Russian Ministry of Defense stated that during the last day, the enemy made intensive attempts to penetrate the defense of our forces north and south of Bakhmut.
All these attacks were repelled, the source confirmed in a statement.
On Sunday, the Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed that it had hit sites in Ternopil and Petropavlevka, in which Western weapons that were delivered to Kiev are stored, in particular.
Konashenkov said that the Russian army carried out a strike with long-range, high-precision air and sea weapons on sites of the Ukrainian armed forces and on ammunition depots, weapons and military equipment that it received from Western countries, stressing that all targets were hit.
For its part, the British Ministry of Defense revealed, on Sunday, that the Russian forces fighting in Ukraine have become “poorly trained and outdated”.
“Russian forces mostly include poorly trained reservists and rely increasingly on outdated equipment, with many units extremely vulnerable,” the British ministry said in an intelligence report on Russia’s war in Ukraine.
“Russian forces currently fighting in Ukraine routinely conduct only very simple infantry-based operations,” the report said.
Previously, the Russian forces included professional soldiers who were largely equipped with modern vehicles, and carried out their military tasks regularly, according to the same report.