أرشيفات الإشارات: عام

Top Putin general ‘dead in riverafter he was sacked for Ukraine ‘surrender

ONE of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s general has allegedly been found dead in a river hours after beingsacked”.

It was widely reported on Saturday that Russian military commander Colonel-General Alexander Pavlovich Lapin, had been removed from a key role over روسيا‘s catastrophic war in أوكرانيا.

Alexander Pavlovich Lapin was said to have taken a three-week vacation before he was found dead

Alexander Pavlovich Lapin was said to have taken a three-week vacation before he was found deadالإئتمان: ويكيبيديا
Lapin was a kep commander in Putin's army

Lapin was a kep commander in Putin’s armyالإئتمان: جيتي
Lapin's body was allegedly discovered in the Moskva river

Lapin’s body was allegedly discovered in the Moskva river

On Saturday evening, ومع ذلك, قناة 24 reported that the top military commander’s body had been found in the Moskva River, which runs through western Russia.

Medics and rescuers were reportedly working on the spot, according to the Russian news channel.

Russian media and official sources were yet to comment on the information.

Earlier on Saturday, Russian local media quoted a source in the Ministry of Defense as saying that Lapin had taken a three-week holiday.

At the beginning of next week, he will fly to the hospital, heal, then rest for another week and return to duty,” the source reportedly said.

Lapin’s removal came after he was heavily criticised by Chechen Republic leader Ramzan Kadyrov twice in the past month over failures in Ukraine.

At the beginning of October he slammed thetalentlessgeneral after Russian troops retreated from the eastern city of Lyman in the Donetsk region.

At the end of the month, Kadyrov accused Lapin of allowing Ukrainian forces to break through one part of the front in what he described as a “يستسلم”.

After being encircled by fierce الأوكرانية forces, Russia pulled its struggling soldiers out of Lyman in a huge embarrassment for Moscow.

The fall of Lyman waqs a major setback for Moscow after Putin declared four regions in Ukraine as part of Russiaincluding Donetsk, where Lyman is located.

This represented a fall from grace for the general, who was awarded the title ofHero of Russiaby Putin over the summer after he successfully led troops that captured the city of Lysychansk.

This comes amid fears ضعه في may be purging his inner circle, إلى جانب key military personnel, over Russia’s disastrous campaign in Ukraine.

Russia is using “mobilised reservists” in its battle on the Dnipro River due toextremely lowmanpower, British intelligence suggested.

Putin is reportedly sending these “poorly trained” soldiers to their deaths, as he desperately attempts to hold onto land in the region.

في أثناء, Russia’s Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu confirmed during a meeting with Putin that 82,000 conscripts have now been sent to Ukraine in a desperate attempt to bolster Russian troops.

Guardian Online reports that he confirmed the Russian Army was no longer recruiting civilians, which the Russian President admitted was “inevitable”.

The general had been heavily criticised by Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov

The general had been heavily criticised by Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrovالإئتمان: TASS
He was blamed for Russia's surrender in the city of Lyman

He was blamed for Russia’s surrender in the city of Lymanالإئتمان: AP