Russia Loses Its First GRU Chief As Toll Worsens

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  • Russia has admitted to losing its first GRU military intelligence spy in the war in Ukraine.
  • Another officer to die was Georgy Dudorov, deputy commander of the reconnaissance company for military-political work of the 137th regiment of the 106th Tula Guards Airborne Division.
  • Many funerals currently visible in the media are for soldiers slain at the end of February.

As the death toll for Vladimir Putin’s soldiers rises, two elite paratrooper intelligence operatives were also discovered to have been slain as reported by Standard.

Toll worsens

Russia has admitted to losing its first GRU military intelligence spy in the war in Ukraine.

And two elite paratrooper intelligence officers were also revealed on Monday to have been killed as the toll worsens for Vladimir Putin’s forces.

Captain Alexey Glushchak, 31, from Tyumen in Siberia, died in the carnage in Ukrainian port Mariupol, but the Russians have given no details of how the GRU agent was killed.

“Due to the strict secrecy of the military operation, the circumstances of the death of the Tyumen hero are not disclosed,” said a statement.

The GRU was behind the poisoning with Novichok of its former spy Sergei Skripal – who had defected to Britain – in Salisbury in 2018.

Artillery attack

He called to congratulate them on International Women’s Day but on the same day in the evening they learned he had been killed.

Another officer to die was Georgy Dudorov, deputy commander of the reconnaissance company for military-political work of the 137th regiment of the 106th Tula Guards Airborne Division.

A report said: “A column from his company came under artillery attack from Ukrainian nationalist detachments, and, being face to face with danger, he honourably fulfilled his military duty to the Fatherland, receiving mortal wounds.”

The senior lieutenant died saving the lives of “hundreds of lives of his comrades”, said Tula governor Alexey Dyumin, a former trusted bodyguard to Putin promoted to a political career.

The deaths coincide with the first expressions of anger and dismay on the toll of coffins now returning to Russia, even though those officially acknowledged as having fallen in Ukraine are seen as a small fraction of the total number which best estimates suggest now run into ‘many thousands’.

Numerous funerals

Moscow has given no up-to-date total of those killed in the war and named only a handful of the fall, which include several generals.

Many funerals currently visible in the media are for soldiers slain at the end of February.

The pain is evident in an increasing number of hostile and anguished social media posts.

“When will this stop, we are seeing coffins almost daily?”

Another funeral from the same region was held for Vladimir Plekhanov, 24, an orphan raised by a loving foster family.

He was killed in mortar fire while deploying communications equipment across a river.

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Source: Standard

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