Over 20 Russian generals killed since beginning of war in Ukraine Japanese Intelligence

Japanese Intelligence states that more than 20 generals of the Russian army have been killed in Ukraine since the beginning of the full-scale aggression.

Source: Nikkei news outlet, citing Japanese Intelligence

Quote: "British media reported in June that over 10 generals had been killed. Japan estimates the total at more than 20, based on intelligence gathered in cooperation with the U.S. and Europe."

Details: The Japanese military says this figure is very high. For example, in the United States, there have been almost no cases of officers of such a high rank being killed in combat.

Kiyofumi Iwata, Former Chief of Staff of the Ground Self-Defence Forces of Japan, explains the large number of killed generals by Ukraine's superiority in cyber warfare, which allows it to find out the location of Russian military leaders, as well as by Russian tactics of sending generals to the front.

A senior Japanese intelligence official pointed out another possible reason: "There may be informants in the two eastern regions [Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts – ed.] giving information to Ukraine."

The news outlet highlights another point that has become apparent over the past year – the "inferiority" of Russian military assets.

Background: According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as of 9 February, total combat losses of the Russian forces are estimated to be about 135,010 military personnel. 910 invaders have been killed on 8-9 February alone.

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