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Who was Lieutenant Colonel Vyacheslav Savinov? (One in five Russian soldiers killed are OFFICERS as Putin’s army is forced to send commanders into the field)Wiki, Bio, Age, Instagram, Twitter & Quick Facts

Lieutenant Colonel Vyacheslav Savinov

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An investigation found that of 1,083 Russian servicemen killed whose identity has been verified, more than 20 percent were officers.

The BBC Russian Service counted among the dead 31 majors and 155 servicemen ranked between captain and second lieutenant.

Their bodies were returned to their homeland up to a month after their deaths, suggesting that there could be many more high-profile victims in Ukraine.

The high death toll betrays the Kremlin’s puzzling tactics that have sent officers to the battlefield to make their tactical decisions, putting them in danger.

In the West, these functions are delegated to NCOs.

Identified

An additional 15 percent of identified deaths were elite paratroopers and 25 percent were members of special forces.

They were probably killed in the battle for Hostomel airport near kyiv, where Russian paratroopers  were deployed by helicopter on the first day of the brutal invasion.

They were dispatched with light unarmored vehicles and when the infantry stopped in the convoy towards kyiv, more paratroopers were airlifted in.

Oleksiy Melnyk, a retired colonel and director of the Razumkov center, told The Times: ‘The VDVs are considered to be the most combat-ready, effective, but at the same time they are not usually equipped with infantry fighting vehicles.

A funeral for Colonel Alexander Bespalov (pictured) was held in the closed Russian city of Ozersk on Friday.
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A funeral for Colonel Alexander Bespalov (pictured) was held in the closed Russian city of Ozersk on Friday.

‘They are only equipped with light vehicles, they do not have heavy armor. It’s another one of those stupid mistakes to use your special forces to complete infantry tasks.

The most recent officer identified among the Kremlin’s mounting death toll was Lt. Col. Vyacheslav Savinov, artillery reconnaissance chief of the 49th Combined Arms Army.

The decorated 40-year-old from Neustrelitz, in the former East Germany, had fought in Syria, where he was wounded.

Earlier this week, Putin lost his ninth colonel in battle, as Moscow’s losses continue to mount.

A funeral was held for Colonel Alexander Bespalov in the closed Russian city of Ozersk on Friday, according to a local announcement, which said he was killed “during a special military operation in Ukraine,” a term used by Moscow to avoid saying “war.”

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The statement said that Bespalov was the commander of the 59th Guards Tank Regiment.

Targeted attacks on slow-moving Russian tank units have allowed Ukraine’s forces to make up for their lower numbers, and the latest estimates from kyiv defense officials suggest the Kremlin has lost more than 4,000 military vehicles.

In addition, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry estimates that Russia has sent more than 19,500 soldiers to their deaths.

The Kremlin has a policy of downplaying military casualties with a 2015 decree declaring all conflict deaths a state secret, and last year all statements discrediting the military were criminalized.

Killed

Lieutenant Colonel Dmitry Dormidontov was killed on March 20.

Colonel Nikolay Ovcharenko, chief of the engineer troops of the Western Military District, was killed in an ambush that left a total of 18 Russian dead next to a pontoon bridge over the Siverskyi Donets River.

Colonel Alexei Sharov, commander of the 810th Separate Guards Order of the Zhukov Brigade in the Russian Marine Corps, was killed in Mariupol in March.

Colonel Sergei Sukharev, of the Kostroma Guards 331st Parachute Assault Regiment, was ‘liquidated’ according to Ukraine in fighting earlier this month.

“The commander of the Kostroma Airborne Regiment, Colonel Sergei Sukharev… got lost in the  exercises,’ but returned home the right way,” the Ukrainian statement says.

His deputy, Major Sergei Krylov, was killed alongside him, according to the report.

Colonel Andrei Zakharov was killed in an ambush near kyiv in the early days of the war, while Colonel Konstantin Zizevsky, who led air assault troops, was killed in southern Ukraine.

The Russian brigade commander, Colonel Yuri Medvedev, was even run over with a tank by his own mutinous troops.

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