General Vladimir Frolov, deputy commander of the Russian 8th Army, died in combat in Ukraine and was buried in Saint Petersburg this Saturday, two Russian media reports.
General Vladimir Frolov, deputy commander of Russia’s 8th Army, was killed in the war in Ukraine and buried in Saint Petersburg on Saturday, Russian media Fontanka and Kommersant reported.
“The major general died during the Russian military special operation in Ukraine”reports the Russian side Kommersant, citing the press service of the administration of St. Petersburg.
His funeral with military honors took place at the Serafimovsky Cemetery in the presence of Alexander Beglov, the governor of Saint Petersburg, indicate the two places. According to the governor Vladimir Frolov “fell to the death of the brave” in battle “in battles with the Ukrainian enemy”.
Kommersant adds that General Frolov was the grandson of a soldier of the “Great Patriotic War” – the participation of the Soviet Union in World War II, editor’s note.
This renewed disappearance would bring the number of generals killed in the war since February 24 to six, plus the disappearance of one admiral.
Three weeks earlier, Ukraine claimed to have killed the commander of Russia’s 49th Army of the Southern District, General Yakov Rezantsev.
The mortality rate among high-ranking Russian officers is very high. Advisor to the President of Ukraine Mykhaïlo Podoliak described him as “extraordinary», attribute it «complete lack of preparationof the Moscow Army, adding that “Dozens of middle-ranked officers (Lieutenants, Captains, editor’s note) were killed“.
If the only figure of five generals killed were confirmed, it would mean that Vladimir Putin’s troops would have lost more than a quarter of their generals in less than a month, as the various analysts on the ground put their number at around twenty. In comparison, the US military lost two generals in the Korean War, which lasted three years with periods of very high intensity. In Vietnam she had lost thirteen for more than ten years of military engagement.
In particular, this could be explained by Ukraine’s conscious desire to target the Russian officer class in order to break the Russian army’s chain of command.