Major General Roman Kutuzov was the chief of staff of the 29th Combined Arms Army and his vehicle was ambushed by Ukrainians and he died fighting in Donbass, sources say
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Vladimir Putin was struck today by the death of Russia’s 11th general in its bloody war with Ukraine.
According to reports, Major General Roman Kutuzov was the Chief of Staff of the 29th Combined Arms Army.
His vehicle was ambushed by Ukrainians and he died in a fight in Donbass, sources say.
His death is the 11th general but the first such senior Army officer in more than a month.
In addition, at least 49 colonels were killed in the war with Ukraine.
The last was Lieutenant Colonel Zaur Dimayev, deputy commander of the 4th battalion of the special forces regiment Akhmad Kadyrov.
He was a close associate of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov.
In 2020, Kutuzov was the head of the headquarters of the combined arms formation of Russia’s sprawling eastern military district.
The previously killed general was Kanamat “Flop Gun” Botashev, 63.
He was a “retired pilot” who was hit in his Su-25 after coming out of retirement to fly in Putin’s armed forces.
He was reportedly shot down by a Ukrainian Stinger missile.
There have been unconfirmed claims that Western countries are helping Ukraine attack high-ranking Russian officers.
According to Russian sources, Kutuzov was killed in the territory of the Nikolaevka settlement in the Popasnyansky district of the Luhansk People’s Republic, near the front line.
Russian Ministry of Defense/East2West News)
Last month it was claimed that Putin could “run out of missiles” as his generals attack each other to avoid a purge, it was reported.
Just 10 weeks into the invasion, Putin’s forces reportedly fired more rockets than they anticipated given the length of the war.
British Admiral Sir Tony Radakin said so TalkTV : “He may have a problem because the rate of spending and the severity of the fight are completely different from what he perceived on February 24th.
“I think there are several wars. There is a tactical, geographic war in Ukraine.
“There is a logistics war going on about how to sustain that spending rate.
“We are talking about severe impacts on their forces.
“We had 25% of their forces effectively eliminated – either by killing people or by damage to their tactical battalion groups.”
He added that Putin was under “incredible pressure” to give Russia a victory.
The admiral’s comments come as Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said Putin’s generals were “turning on themselves” to avoid becoming scapegoats amid the failed operation.
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