European Pravda has reported that the latest update from British Defence Intelligence indicates that at least six Russian commanders have been dismissed since the beginning of Russia’s invasion in Ukraine. Another 10 Russian generals have been killed.
"The poor performance of Russia's armed forces during its invasion of Ukraine has been costly for Russia’s military leadership, highly likely resulting in the dismissal of at least six Russian commanders since the start of hostilities in February 2022," the British Intelligence update states.
In particular, the commanders of Russia’s Eastern and Western Military Districts have lost their commands.
General-Colonel Aleksandr Chayko was dismissed as Commander of the Eastern Military District in May 2022.
General-Colonel Aleksandr Zhuravlev, who has commanded the Western Military District since 2018, was absent from Russia’s Navy Day in St Petersburg on 31 July 2022 and has highly likely been replaced by General-Lieutenant Vladimir Kochetkov.
General Aleksandr Vladimirovich Dvornikov has subsequently been removed after been given overall command of the operation in Ukraine, and General Sergei Surovikin has assumed command of the Southern Grouping of Forces from General Gennady Valeryevich Zhidko.
"These dismissals are compounded by at least 10 Russian Generals killed on the battlefield in Ukraine. The cumulative effect on consistency of command is likely contributing to Russian tactical and operational difficulties," the update concludes.
The US has also reported on Russian losses in the war with Ukraine, stating that Russia is losing hundreds of its troops each day.
On 6 August, British intelligence reported that Russia’s war on Ukraine is about to enter a new phase as Russian forces are massing in southern Ukraine.