Tired of the war and its umpteen casualties, a Russian troop killed its own commander as a form of mutiny due to the fact that their unit suffered high casualties.
Reportedly of the 37th Motor Rifle Brigade, the commander was run over by an armored vehicle on Friday, suffering critical injuries he later died from. The death of the commander is the latest in a long line of high-ranking Russian military officials, including a number of generals, who have met their demise in Ukraine. However, this commander’s death is the first to have reportedly come at the hands of his own man.
Meanwhile, Ukraine reported Yakov Ryazantsev, a lieutenant general commanding the 49th Combined Arms Army, was also killed on Friday. Last week, Russian navy commander Andrei Paliy was killed while fighting in Mariupol.
The original report of the mutiny was made on Wednesday on Facebook by a Ukrainian journalist, Roman Tsymbaliuk, who said that it occurred after the unit, which had been fighting in Makariv, west of Kyiv, had lost “about 50% of their personnel”.
“After choosing a convenient moment, during the fight, he ran over the commander standing next to him, injuring both his legs,” the journalist wrote. The colonel was then moved to a hospital in Belarus. A separate film released by the Chechen leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, a close ally of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, showed the commander, Yuri Medvedev, being transported by medical troops, in which he is clearly alive.