Russia’s highest-ranking general dodges Ukraine attack in secret trip to front line

Russia’s prime normal went on a secret mission to the battle’s entrance late final week to attempt to shore up his flailing troops — and Ukraine tried to take him out with a rocket however missed, a report stated Sunday.

Gen. Valery Gerasimov — chief of employees of Russia’s forces and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s righthand army man — launched into the extremely uncommon and dangerous journey to the city of Izium to attempt to “change the course” of what has been a lackluster offensive, the New York Times stated, citing who it described as a senior Ukrainian official and a US official with data of the scenario.

Russian troops have arrange camp in Izium to attempt to assist their features within the Russia-adjacent Donbas area.

The US official stated Gerasimov had been within the area for a “couple days” when Ukrainian forces caught wind of his go to and launched an assault Saturday night on an area college that had been taken over by Russian forces and which the overall had been hunkered down in earlier within the day, the Instances stated.

By the point of the Ukrainian assault, the overall had already left to return to Russia, the outlet stated.

A police officer inspects a destroyed area following a Russian missiles attack on Thursday in Fastov, south of Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, April 29, 2022.
About 200 Russian troops had been killed within the Ukrainian assault.
AP/Efrem Lukatsky

Nonetheless, round 200 Russian troops had been killed — presumably together with Russian Maj. Gen. Andrei Simonov, who commanded the forces within the city, the Instances stated.

Gerasimov was reportedly one of many architects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which has suffered severe setbacks.

For now, at the least, Russia has given up fully on claiming Ukraine’s capital Kyiv and is as a substitute making an attempt to consolidate management over the Donbas, consultants have stated.

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