A Russian colonel is said to have lost his legs after he was purposely run over by one of his own tanks on the outskirts of Kyiv. Apparently, the men revolted after the loss of more than half of the brigade.
Colonel Yuri Medvedev commanded the 37th Motor Rifle Brigade, an armored unit stationed at Makariv, west of Kyiv. Last week, the soldier was the target of a mutiny. His men found him guilty of the high casualties suffered by the unit.
The news of the uprising was advanced by a Ukrainian journalist on Wednesday and has since been confirmed by several sources. “The soldier waited for the right moment and, during the battle, passed over the commander, hitting him in both legs,” wrote Roman Tsymbaliuk, adding that the brigade decided to punish the commander for having already lost more than half of his men since arrived in the region.
🇷🇺 commander of the 37th Separate Guards Motor Rifle Brigade, colonel Yuri Medvedev was run over by a tank of his own unit after casualties in 🇺🇦. In 2021 one of his tank commanders won the 🇷🇺 national tank teams competition. pic.twitter.com/lvaTnwvEZ4
— Eerik N Kross (@EerikNKross) March 24, 2022
Ukrainian official sources even assured that he had died. However, later reports indicate that despite being seriously injured, Yuri Medvedev survived. The commander was transported to a hospital in Belarus.
In a film released by Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov, a close ally of Putin, the colonel is seen being placed on a stretcher with serious injuries to his legs.
Seventh Russian general killed
Yesterday, Friday, Ukrainian forces confirmed the death of yet another Russian general. Ukrainian President Oleksiy Arestovych’s spokesman said Lieutenant General Yakov Ryazantsev commanded the Russian 49th Army and was killed in an attack on Chernobaevka airfield, south of Kherson.
He is now the seventh general to be killed since the start of the war, a highly unusual number given that the Russian invasion of Ukraine will involve around 20 generals.
Source: with agencies