Two commanders killed, one resigned: Britain's intelligence revealed the problems of Russia's elite Airborne Forces regiment
The 247th Guards Air Assault Regiment of the Russian aggressor country's Airborne Forces lost three commanders during the full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Two of them were killed and one resigned.
British intelligence drew attention to this. The report was published on September 23 on the Twitter account of the Ministry of Defense of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The ministry called the 247th Airborne Regiment one of the most prestigious regiments in Russia. It is actively involved in a criminal unprovoked war against Ukraine.
In early September 2023, the commander of the 247th Airborne Regiment, Colonel Vasily Popov, was probably killed on the southern front line (Orikhiv direction, Zaporizhzhia region).
According to media reports, only a few weeks earlier, in August 2023, his predecessor, Colonel Petr Popov, scandalously resigned from his post. Several Russian sources wrote that the occupier protested the inability of the "second army of the world" to return the bodies of the dead invaders.
Ex-commander of the 247th Air Assault Regiment, Colonel Konstantin Zizevsky, was killed near Mykolaiv in the first weeks of the war.
It is known that he was born on 12.12.1984 in Pskov (Russia). He graduated from the Ryazan Higher Airborne Command School and the Academy of the Armed Forces of the terrorist country. He commanded this regiment since 2020. The funeral took place on March 6, 2022.
"The experience of the 247th Regiment highlights the extreme exhaustion and high turnover of the Russian armed forces, even among relatively senior ranks," the British intelligence concluded.
The 247th Airborne Division is part of the 7th Guards Air Assault Division of the Russian Federation. It is stationed in Stavropol.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported:
- Over the past day (September 22), the Ukrainian Defense Forces eliminated 510 Russian servicemen. The number of Russian losses in manpower for the entire period of the full-scale war is estimated at 275,460.
- To find out how much military equipment the aggressor country's army has lost, read the statistics of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.