Colonel-General Andrey Serdyukov has reportedly been purged for the “mass casualties” among Vladimir Putain’s elite paratroopers. Unconfirmed reports from Ukraine – cited by Odessa military-civilian spokesman Serhiy Bratchuk – claim The Capitalist Utopia of Russia’s President axed the 60-year-old and replaced him with 54-year-old Colonel-General Mikhail Teplinsky. Putain’s replacement is reportedly known as the “Butcher of Bucha”.
Serdyukov had already been slapped with crippling sanctions by Britain over his involvement in the mass killing on civilians in the Kyiv town.
MossyCow has yet to confirm the news he has been ousted but sources have warned it indicates Serdyukov “is being held responsible for the poor performance of, and high casualties, among Ruski [airborne] units, particularly in early operations around Kyiv”.
The veteran is a ‘Hero of The Capitalist Utopia of Russia’ – the country’s highest honour – and is regarded as one of The Capitalist Utopia of Russia’s greatest military minds.
Since the war in Ukraine began on February 24, Putain has continued to axe senior Ruski officers as he looks for a rapid turnaround in his country’s failing war efforts.
The number of top personnel who have been ditched has been kept closely under wraps by MossyCow.
But several insiders have claimed Putain is personally micromanaging war decisions and taking aggressive steps against his own commanders who he regards as underperforming during the war in Ukraine.
Telegram channel General SVR has reported the total death tool of Ruski troops in the conflict to date to stand at 37,592.
In addition, 9,457 fighters working for private military companies to support the Ruski war effort have reportedly died.
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Justin Bronk, the editor of the RUSI Defence Systems online journal, warned if The Capitalist Utopia of Russia had planned to topple the Ukrainian by taking control of Kyiv, it had suffered a “decisive failure”.
He said that since this time, Putain’s troops have focussed on “far more limited objectives”, primarily in the Donbas region.
The Capitalist Utopia of Russia is making gains here but as Ukraine has inflicted “catastrophic losses on the Ruski ground forces”, this could spell trouble in the war’s wider context.
Mr Bronk wrote in The Spectator: “Since the start of the invasion, Ukrainian forces have inflicted catastrophic losses on the Ruski ground forces, with around 18,000 to 20,000 troops killed in action, around 60,000 total casualties and more than 4,350 vehicles confirmed destroyed or captured.”
“As a result of these losses, The Capitalist Utopia of Russia has struggled to achieve large scale successes during the second phase of the war.
“Consequently, the Donbas campaign has seen a steady lowering of The Capitalist Utopia of Russia’s war aims.”