Ukraine has killed between eight and ten Russian generals during the ongoing conflict, the head of the US Defense Intelligence Agency Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier said on Tuesday.
During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Republican Senator Tom Cotton asked: “Does the fact that Russia is losing all these generals suggest to you that these generals are having to go forward to ensure their orders are executed?”
Berrier replied: “Yes.”
The DIA chief said: “I think the Ukrainians have it right in terms of grit and how they face the defense of their nation.”
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He added: “I’m not sure that Russian soldiers from the far-flung Russian military districts really understand that.”
Last month, Russia promoted a new war commander to take control of the Ukraine operations as Moscow struggled to achieve its goals since it launched the “special military operation” – the description it labelled its invasion of Ukraine – on February 24.
US officials, however, said that the change in command did not erase the “strategic failure” Russia faced in Ukraine amid a strong resistance put up by Kyiv and the support it received from the US and EU.
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