HUMILIATED Vladimir Putin is so personally involved in the Ukraine war that he’s making decisions “at the level of a colonel or brigadier”.
A source also claimed Putin is still working closely with Gen Valery Gerasimov, the commander of the Russian armed force, who Ukraine last week claimed had been sidelined after failures during the war.
According to the Guardian, the source said: “We think Putin and Gerasimov are involved in tactical decision making at a level we would normally expect to be taken by a colonel or a brigadier.”
They added: “If Putin is doing the job of a brigade commander then he could be delving into a force that could be as small as 700 to 1,000 soldiers.”
More than 50 vehicles are estimated to have been destroyed and 1,000 troops lost in the surprise counterattack by Ukrainian troops, who correctly guessed the exact place the enemy would cross.
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