As we all know, things are not going very well for Russian in Ukraine.
So much so, in fact, it appears that a tank commander shot himself rather than face the consequences of failure.
According to reports, after learning that 10 “canned tanks” had been stripped and dismantled, he chose to take his own life.
Can’t Go On
Russian forces have reportedly had to start pulling equipment out of storage for use in Ukraine.
When the commander of the 4th Panzer Division went to pull tanks that had been stored, what he found was unbelievable.
The entire unit had been decimated, as the majority of the tanks were stripped and completely unusable for battle.
A source told a local publication, “According to available information, the commander of the 13th Panzer Regiment of the 4th Panzer Division of the Russian Federation shot himself.”
Ukraine’s Defense Ministry stated that the commander’s suicide was the “consequences of the liberation of Trostyanets in the Sumy region by the Ukrainian military and the defeat of the Kantemirov tank division.”
Lt. Gen. Serhiy Kisel, the commander of another unit, the 1st Panzer Army, was also reportedly removed from his command.
The Ministry added, “It was impossible for the Russian leadership to turn a blind eye to poor command of the troops.”
On Tuesday, Ukraine released updated casualty numbers for Russia, now claiming it has killed more than 17,000 Russian troops and destroyed more than 2,000 pieces of equipment.
Source: New York Post