Russian twins, 29, die together as Putin’s army death toll reaches 15,000 – World News

Sergeants Alexei and Anton Vorobyov died on the same day while fighting in Ukraine three weeks after Russian troops invaded the country in February

Twin soldiers Alexei and Anton Vorobyov, 29 years old, died on the same day while fighting in Ukraine
Twin soldiers Alexei and Anton Vorobyov, 29 years old, died on the same day while fighting in Ukraine

Russian twins were killed in Putin’s side-by-side war in Ukraine as part of the further heavy losses Moscow suffered.

Sergeant Anton and Alexei Vorobyov, 29, both died on March 12, three weeks after Moscow’s forces invaded the country on February 24.

The brothers were laid to rest in coffins decorated with Russian flags in Novocherkassk on Tuesday.

It took place when Ukrainian forces turned the tables on Russia, retaking captured cities and destroying enemy tanks.

Anton and Alexei were both signals from the 150th Rifle Division and each left behind partners, one of whom was pregnant.

Their division, a World War-era unit that was reformed in 2013, was one of many Russian units that suffered heavy losses at the start of the invasion.

Childhood friend Anastasia Novikova told the Moscow Times: “Anton will tell me he loves the service. I have a lot of memories of Anton and all of them are good memories. We never have. there’s been a war in 19 years.”

A funeral was held on Tuesday for twin brothers, both of whom left their partners behind

The Russian military has suffered severe casualties in its five-week war with Ukraine, which claimed 17,000 lives.

According to NATO estimates, between 7,000 and 15,000 Russian soldiers were killed in the battle.

The Kremlin has lost at least eight colonels and several other senior officers, including Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Kornik, who was pronounced dead on Thursday along with eight of his regiment.

Kornik, 39, is believed to have been killed when his regiment was hit while building a pontoon bridge in the Chernihev region on March 27, senior Ukrainian journalist Roman Tsymbalyuk said.

It comes a day after it was reported that top Russian general Col Denis Kurilo had been “removed” along with 1,500 troops while fighting outside Ukraine’s second largest city, Kharkiv.

Earlier this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an additional 134,500 conscripts to join the army.

Conscription soldiers must be between the ages of 18 and 27 and will join the annual spring conscription that runs through July 15.

On Thursday, Ukrainian warplanes recaptured the Hostomel . airbase

It comes as Ukrainian forces recaptured the Hostomel airbase on the outskirts of the capital on Thursday, where fierce fighting raged in the first days of the war, as Russia continued to withdraw some forces. mine.

Ukraine’s state nuclear company also announced on Thursday that most of the Russian forces occupying the Chernobyl nuclear power plant have left the defunct plant.

State-owned Energoatom said workers had marked earlier on Thursday that the Russian military was planning to leave and suggested radiation concerns had kept them away.

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