A Russian commander killed himself after discovering all however one of his unit’s tanks had been fully stripped of essential components, based on Ukraine’s army.
The Land Forces of Ukraine said that invading forces have suffered such heavy losses that their models have been compelled to get new army gear from long-term storage at an airport simply 21 miles from the border.
“The condition of this equipment is mostly extremely unsatisfactory, which makes its full use impossible,” the Ukrainian pressure mentioned on Telegram.
Russia’s 4th Panzer Division “found out that out of 10 ‘canned’ tanks, only one is in a more or less operational condition. The rest are completely dismantled. Some of them don’t even have engines!” the Ukrainian forces claimed.
“According to available information, the commander of the 13th Panzer Regiment of the 4th Panzer Division of the Russian Federation shot himself,” the message mentioned.
Ukraine’s Defense Ministry shared the identical report, quipping that “the number 13 of the regiment” had certainly confirmed to be unfortunate.
It mentioned the obvious suicide was half of the “consequences of the liberation of Trostyanets in the Sumy region by the Ukrainian military and the defeat of the Kantemirov tank division.”
Lt. Gen. Serhiy Kisel, the commander of one other unit, the first Panzer Army, was additionally “removed from office” as a result of of “huge losses and the failure of the Russian invasion of Ukraine,” the ministry claimed.
“It was impossible for the Russian leadership to turn a blind eye to poor command of the troops,” the ministry mentioned.
Ukraine’s army claimed Tuesday that greater than 17,000 Russian troops have been killed — and almost 600 tanks and 1,710 different armored autos destroyed.