Russian president Vladimir Putin is said to have removed two top military brass from their positions in the Russian military due to humiliating Ukraine failures.
Latest defence updates from the UK's Ministry of Defence said both Lieutenant General Serhiy Kisel and Vice Admiral Igor Osipov have lost their ranks in the Russian military.
The demotion is said to come due to failures of the two during operations the Russian military carried out during the war in Ukraine.
The UK's Ministry of Defence has also claimed that because of the Russian military system, many top brass will be "increasingly distracted by efforts to avoid personal culpability" for botched military plans.
The report, released this morning by the Ministry of Defence, alleges that Putin has sacked General Kisel for his failure to capture Kharkiv and adds that Vice Admiral Osipov has likely been suspended for the sinking of the Russian warship Moskva.
Putin's failures in the war against Ukraine appear to be mounting, with the apparent sacking of two top generals.
The Ministry of Defence statement read: "In recent weeks, Russia has fired senior commanders who are considered to have performed poorly during the opening stages of its invasion of Ukraine."
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Both General Kisel and Vice Admiral Osipov were fronting major Russian campaigns against Ukraine, and both were met with disastrous results and strong resilience from Ukrainian forces.
The report continued: "A culture of cover-ups and scapegoating is probably prevalent within the Russian military and security system.
"Many officials involved in the invasion of Ukraine will likely be increasingly distracted by efforts to avoid personal culpability for Russia's operational set-backs."
Claims that this will put "further strain on Russia's centralised model of command and control" were also aired by the report, citing that officers and high-ranking military personnel will "seek to defer key decisions to superiors."
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