Vladimir Putin has lost another general in the war in Ukraine, according to reports. Major General Dmitry Ulyanov, 44, had returned to active duty after retiring as a commander in Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine.
He was killed in a gunfight when attacked by a Ukrainian sabotage group this week, reports say.
Previously, Ulyanov was a senior paratrooper and commander of the elite 98th Guards Airborne Division.
He went to the current war in command of a motorized infantry regiment mobilized from Tatarstan.
Major General Dmitry Ulyanov, 44, had returned to active duty after retiring as a commander in Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine.
Ulyanov had previously served as Chief of Staff of the 7th Airborne Division, commander of the 1141st Artillery Regiment and commander of the 98th Airborne Division, open sources say.
Ulyanov is the first high-ranking commander to be killed in many months. A family friend published that he had been the son of a commander.
“Like his father didn’t sit in the back, he went to the front line,” the eulogy said.
‘Glory to the Hero! Glory to the Airborne Forces!
The death means that Putin has lost at least ten of those top commanders.