Looks like the real time intelligence we are giving Ukraine may be helping. The man on the right is Valery Gerasimov, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia, whose nephew was one of the Major Generals killed.
On Friday, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense announced that Russian Major General Andriy Kolesnikov had been killed in action somewhere in Ukraine. Exactly where Kolesnikov was killed isn’t clear, but just two days earlier Maj. Gen. Vitaly Gerasimov, first deputy commander of the 41st Army, was reportedly killed in fighting near Kharkiv. Maj. Gen. Andrei Sukhovetsky, deputy commander of the 41st Combined Arms Army, was reportedly shot by a sniper near the city of Mariupol on Feb 28. Sukhovetsky’s death was confirmed directly by Vladimir Putin. In addition to these three generals, Russia has lost at least three colonels, at least one of which has been confirmed by Russia.
Since the US has been giving the Ukrainians real-time intelligence, 2 Major Generals have been killed. Out of 20 total. We can argue about why they are there *my supposition is that our cyber crew has figured out ways to disable the encrypted communications in Russian command/control centers, meaning the tGenerals have to talk to the troops face to face).
Think it is going to be harder for officers to rally the troops form the front.
[Image: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs]