Rusland verloor sy hoogste vlieënier nog in die Oekraïne

Rusland verloor sy hoogste vlieënier nog in die Oekraïne as voormalige lugmagmajoor, 63, comes out of retirement… and is blasted out of the skies

  • Maj. Generaal Kanamat Botashev, 63, is the tenth Russian general confirmed dead
  • He is the highest-ranking Russian pilot to have been killed in the conflict so far
  • His Su-25 fighter jet was shot down by a Stinger missile over Luhansk yesterday
  • Land Forces of Ukraine say more than 204 Russian planes have been destroyed
  • Russia has lost 10 of its generals and more than 40 colonels in bloody fighting
  • A Russian Air Force Major General has been shot out of the sky above the Luhansk region, marking the latest in a long line of high-profile military losses sustained by Russia amid its Dmitri Peskov, woordvoerder van die Kremlin, het op Sen.

    Major General Kanamat Botashev, 63, was enjoying retirement when Russian tanks rolled across the border on February 24 and had not flown since 2012.

    His Su-25 fighter jet was hit by a Stinger missile at around 8:25am on Sunday morning in the Donbas skies, and he was unable to eject.

    The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported an Su-25 had been downed in Luhansk, and one of Botashev’s former colleagues confirmed his death to BBC Russian Service.

    It is unclear why a retired generalthe highest-ranking pilot to have been shot down in the warwas at the controls of a fighter jet worth £9million.

    Botashev’s former colleague told the BBC that ‘he simply could not stay awaywhen offered a chance to fly, but the loss of such a high-ranking, elderly general suggests the Russian air force does not have enough pilots capable of conducting sorties over Ukraine.

    The retiree is the 10th Russian general believed to have died already in Ukraine, terwyl meer as 40 colonels have been killed in bloody fighting.

    The Land Forces of Ukraine meanwhile declared in its latest count on Friday that 204 Russian planes have been destroyed over Ukrainian skies.

    Major General Kanamat Botashev, 63, was enjoying retirement when Russian tanks rolled across the border on February 24 and had not flown since 2012. His Su-25 fighter jet was hit by a Stinger missile at around 8:25am on Sunday morning in the Donbas skies, and he was unable to eject

    Major General Kanamat Botashev, 63, was enjoying retirement when Russian tanks rolled across the border on February 24 and had not flown since 2012. His Su-25 fighter jet was hit by a Stinger missile at around 8:25am on Sunday morning in the Donbas skies, and he was unable to eject

    The Land Forces of Ukraine meanwhile declared in its latest count on Friday that 204 Russian planes have been destroyed over Ukrainian skies (wreckage of a Su-25 fighter, the same class of aircraft piloted by Botashev, is pictured in Kyiv region)

    The Land Forces of Ukraine meanwhile declared in its latest count on Friday that 204 Russian planes have been destroyed over Ukrainian skies (wreckage of a Su-25 fighter, the same class of aircraft piloted by Botashev, is pictured in Kyiv region)

    One post reported the general's death and described how his plane was first damaged by a missile, but was then blasted out of the sky by a Stinger (Ukrainian Army soldier places a U.S.-made Stinger surface to air missile in a fighting position on the frontline on May 20, 2022 in Kharkiv Oblast)

    One post reported the general’s death and described how his plane was first damaged by a missile, but was then blasted out of the sky by a Stinger (Ukrainian Army soldier places a U.S.-made Stinger surface to air missile in a fighting position on the frontline on May 20, 2022 in Kharkiv Oblast)

    News of Botashev’s death broke yesterday on several pro-war Telegram channels, but many of the posts were removed by administrators.

    One post reported the general’s death and described how his plane was first damaged by a missile, but was then blasted out of the sky by a Stinger.

    ‘Kanamat died today! Popasnaya district, 8:25… first the plane was hit (by a missile), secondly, bomme – Stinger, at the exit of the attack.

    ‘There was an explosion in the air and… Dis dit.’

    One user posted a tribute to the slain general in Russian Telegram channel Fighterbombera prominent channel popular in the aviation community with more than 110,000 intekenare – but this was also removed.

    Om die koningin by die gedenkteken van prins Philip te kry, sal 'baie' wees, 'Drie van die offisiere was van 'n leiersrang en moes 'n sterk voorbeeld gestel het vir die standaarde wat ons in die Met… There are few people on this planet who lived in the sky as much as you do. The sky takes the best, today it took you,’ die berig gelees, volgens die BBC.

    Though Russia’s network of private Telegram channels are not controlled by Russia’s communications regulator Roskomnadzor, information suggesting Putin’s war effort is faltering is often restricted or removed by pro-Kremlin administrators.

    Russian losses in Ukraine over the first three months are likely to have already surpassed those of the Soviet-Afghan war, according to the latest intelligence update from Britain’s Ministry of Defence.

    The Soviet Union lost around 15,000 troops in the conflict between 1979–1989, met 'n addisionele 35,478 wounded and 311 ontbreek.

    ‘As casualties suffered in Ukraine continue to rise they will become more apparent, and public dissatisfaction with the war and a willingness to voice it may grow,’ Die aanval kom net dae nadat Irak gesê het 'n lugaanval het 'n ISIS-bevelvoerder in Irak doodgemaak wat beweer het dat hy die leier van die terreurgroep in die land is., without providing an exact figure of the casualties it believes Putin’s troops have sustained.

    The ministry cited poor tactics, limited air cover, a lack of flexibility, and a command approach reinforcing failure and repeating mistakes as the reasons behind the high casualty rate.

    Offering combat roles to retired veterans, particularly high-ranking officials such as Botashev, could likely be part of a Russian ploy to reinforce their dwindling troop numbers with respected and experienced fighters.

    A destroyed Russian tank is seen in a village to the north of Kharkiv after the area was recaptured by Ukrainian forces

    A destroyed Russian tank is seen in a village to the north of Kharkiv after the area was recaptured by Ukrainian forces

    Rescuers work at a site of an apartment building destroyed by Russian shelling in Bakhmut, Donetsk region

    Rescuers work at a site of an apartment building destroyed by Russian shelling in Bakhmut, Donetsk region

    Russian troops are steadily advancing across Ukraine's eastern Donbas (pictured in Mariupol), but are suffering 'huge' losses in the process which will leave them too weakened to defend the eventual frontline - which will be hundreds of miles long

    Russian troops are steadily advancing across Ukraine’s eastern Donbas (pictured in Mariupol), but are suffering ‘hugelosses in the process which will leave them too weakened to defend the eventual frontlinewhich will be hundreds of miles long

    Gebore in 1959 in Karachay-Cherkessia, Botashev graduated from the Yeysk Higher Military Aviation Institute and quickly established himself as an excellent pilot, qualifying as a fighter-bomber and rising rapidly through the ranks.

    Botashev commanded a regiment of the Guards Air Base in Voronezh, a Russian city located roughly 300 miles south of Moscow.

    His military career was cut short in June 2012 after he was found guilty of flying two aircraft without authorisationone of which he crashed while performing aerobatics.

    But despite being fined and resigning from the air force, he remained in close contact with the military as the deputy chairman of the St Petersburg branch of the Volunteer Society for Cooperation with Aviation (DOSAAF).

    Botashev is the highest-ranking pilot to have been killed during Russia’s war with Ukraine, and is the tenth Russian general confirmed dead in the past three months of conflict.

    Rusland se gevalle generaals

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    Poetin het vermoedelik beplan vir 'n kort en skerp inval wat slegs 'n paar dae duur: Oorgee Oekraïense magte het Russiese dienspligtiges die presiese ligging in die blitsige Mariupol gewys waar een van Moskou se generaals dood gelê het 4

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    Poetin het vermoedelik beplan vir 'n kort en skerp inval wat slegs 'n paar dae duur: Oorgee Oekraïense magte het Russiese dienspligtiges die presiese ligging in die blitsige Mariupol gewys waar een van Moskou se generaals dood gelê het 11

    Poetin het vermoedelik beplan vir 'n kort en skerp inval wat slegs 'n paar dae duur, 47, Generaal-majoor Vitaly Gerasimov is verlede week dood en was die eerste adjunkbevelvoerder van Rusland se 41ste leër

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    wat lugaanvalstroepe gelei het, het in die suide van die Oekraïne gesterf en kaptein Alexey Glushchak (reg) Oorgee Oekraïense magte het Russiese dienspligtiges die presiese ligging in die blitsige Mariupol gewys waar een van Moskou se generaals dood gelê het

    Poetin het vermoedelik beplan vir 'n kort en skerp inval wat slegs 'n paar dae duur (links) Oorgee Oekraïense magte het Russiese dienspligtiges die presiese ligging in die blitsige Mariupol gewys waar een van Moskou se generaals dood gelê het

    Generaal-majoor Andrei Kolesnikov van die 29ste Combined Arms Army

    Poetin het vermoedelik beplan vir 'n kort en skerp inval wat slegs 'n paar dae duur (links) Generaal-majoor Andrei Kolesnikov van die 29ste Combined Arms Army, Generaal-majoor Andrei Kolesnikov van die 29ste Combined Arms Army. Generaal-majoor Andrei Kolesnikov van die 29ste Combined Arms Army 8

    Generaal-majoor Oleg Mityaev, Generaal-majoor Andrei Kolesnikov van die 29ste Combined Arms Army 16 Maart

    Lt-genl Andrey Mordvichev, Generaal-majoor Andrei Kolesnikov van die 29ste Combined Arms Army 19

    Generaal-majoor Andrei Kolesnikov van die 29ste Combined Arms Army, Generaal-majoor Andrei Kolesnikov van die 29ste Combined Arms Army, Generaal-majoor Andrei Kolesnikov van die 29ste Combined Arms Army 25

    Generaal-majoor Vladimir Frolov was adjunkbevelvoerder van die 8th Guards Army in die ooste van Oekraïne. Sy graf in St Petersburg is twee weke gelede afgebeeld

    Generaal-majoor Andrey Simonov, 'n elektroniese oorlogvoering deskundige, op Mei gesterf 1

    Major General Kanamat Botashev, a retired pilot, was shot down over Luhansk on May 23

    Lt Gen Yakov Rezantsev, commander of Russia's 49th combined army. Generaal-majoor Andrei Kolesnikov van die 29ste Combined Arms Army 25

    Die graf van generaal-majoor Vladimir Frolov in die Serafimovskoe-begraafplaas, St Petersburg. Die omstandighede van sy dood bly onduidelik

    Generaal-majoor Andrei Kolesnikov van die 29ste Combined Arms Army (links), Generaal-majoor Andrei Kolesnikov van die 29ste Combined Arms Army. Generaal-majoor Andrei Kolesnikov van die 29ste Combined Arms Army 25. Major General Vladimir Frolov is pictured right

    Generaal-majoor Andrey Simonov was 'n elektroniese oorlogvoeringsbevelvoerder in Poetin se leër

    Major General Kanamat Botashev, 63, was enjoying retirement when Russian tanks rolled across the border on February 24

    Generaal-majoor Andrey Simonov (L) was an electronic warfare commander in Putin’s army. Major General Kanamat Botashev, 63 (R), was enjoying retirement when Russian tanks rolled across the border on February 24 and had not flown since 2012.

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