With the accumulation of both Russian and Ukrainian losses on the 74th day of the continuous military operation launched by Russia on February 24 on Ukrainian soil, the British Ministry of Defense explained the reasons that prompted the Russian Ministry of Defense to land its prominent officers on the fronts.
The British Ministry of Defense saw in its daily intelligence report, today, Sunday, that “command and control difficulties” on the fighting fronts in Ukraine made Russia push prominent leaders to the battlefields.
The ministry also suggested that these commanders would personally take over the management of military operations.
Loss of high-ranking officers
She pointed out that it is not yet clear whether the presence of these leaders in the field led to a modification or change in the field plans.
However, it considered that pushing them into the field makes them vulnerable, which may lead to the loss of high-ranking Russian officers during the battles.
Several Western reports issued by intelligence agencies had previously reported that the Russian forces had incurred many losses, both material and human, on the territory of the western neighbor.
Russian tanks in Mariupol (Reuters)
However, Moscow has rarely announced officially, since last February, the killing of its officers on Ukrainian soil.
But it has repeatedly accused Western countries, led by the United States and NATO countries, of supporting Kyiv with equipment and weapons, but also with intelligence information.
Two days ago, US officials confirmed that Washington had provided intelligence information to the Ukrainian forces that helped confront the Russian attack, as well as targeting Russian officers.