This is Andrey Serdyukov, known as the ‘Hero of Russia’ and regarded as one of the most talented military minds in the country. Ukrainian sources said his dismissal would depend on Russia’s estimate of about 50,000 dead in its ranks.
Ukraine claimed that Vladimir Putin decided to displace Andrei Serdyukov is the commander of the airborne forces for a series of heavy losses during the war, which some estimates have already put at 50,000.
Colonel General 60-year-old Serdyukov paid the price for devastating “mass casualties” among paratroopers According to the news in the newspaper, it was claimed. Daily mail.
a russian source Total country losses in Ukraine are close to 50,000, which is significantly higher than other estimates.
Ukrainian sources quoted by the Odessa military-civilian spokesperson, Serhiy Bratchuk said that Putin dismissed Serdyukov and replaced him with 53-year-old Colonel General Mikhail Teplinsky. The current chief of staff of the Central Military District, born in the Donetsk region.
Serdyukov was one of them. Sanctioned by Britain for having Ukrainian blood After the horrors in Bucha, they have it.
The Kremlin believes that Serdyukov was responsible for poor performance among Russian (airborne) units and a large number of casualties. especially in the first operations around the capital Kyiv”.
“ Continued layoffs and possible internal purges of senior Russian officers will likely further reduce Russian command capabilities. and the control and trust of Russian officers,” the source quoted by Daily.
But for now Moscow has not made an official statement about Serdyukov’s displacement, and officials continue to evaluate them. a ‘Hero of Russia’, the country’s highest honor .
Serdyukov was the commander of the operation to annex Crimea from Ukraine in the spring of 2014. Y In 1999, at the age of 37, he participated in the standoff at Pristina airport with NATO peacekeepers. When Russian troops rushed to the airport during the Kosovo war, which almost ignited World War II.
Russia has revealed few of the myriad changes Putin has made between the aggressor and by being ruthless towards commanders whom he considers underperforming; In this case, the commanders responsible for the losses in the first airborne operations around Kyiv.
As Russian casualties increased, Putin is increasingly counting on soldiers to fill the ranks, and locals in occupied Donbas say his men have been “kidnapped” and forced into service.
Ukraine, on the other hand, reported devastating losses of up to 200 people a day in the Donbas. largely victims of overwhelming Russian artillery bombardment, but insists Moscow’s forces have been similarly destroyed.
Source: Info Bae