The British Defense Ministry announced on Thursday in its daily intelligence report that Russia would have fired several high-ranking Russian Army commanders following the failures suffered in the war in Ukraine, the British Defense Ministry announced on Thursday in daily Twitter account information report. Among the alleged commanders to be dismissed are Lieutenant General Sergei Kisel, who commanded the First Elite Tank Guard Army, and Igor Osipov, commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet. The situation of Valeri Gerasimov, the Russian Chief of Staff, remains uncertain.
Lieutenant-General Sergei Kisel, who commanded the First Elite Tank Guard Army, was reportedly suspended for failing to conquer Kharkov.
The British Secret Service report points out that Sergei Kisel is just one of the high-ranking Russian officers who have been fired in recent weeks because of their poor performance in the early stages of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Other Russian commanders who were probably fired include Vice Admiral Igor Osipov, who commanded the Russian Black Sea Fleet. He was reportedly suspended after the Moskva cruiser sank in April, according to the British Ministry of Defense.
Russian Chief of Staff Valeri Gerasimov is likely to remain in office, but it is unclear whether Russian President Vladimir Putin will continue to trust him, the ministry said.
Britain also accuses the Russian military and Russian secret services of promoting a culture full of “cover-ups and scapegoats,” putting additional pressure on Russia’s centralized command and control, which could complicate Moscow’s efforts to regain the initiative. conflict.