Copyright © 2021 Euromaidanpress.com

The work of Euromaidan Press is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation

When referencing our materials, please include an active hyperlink to the Euromaidan Press material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. To reprint anything longer, written permission must be acquired from [email protected].

Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Russian officers dissatisfied with Shoigu and Gerasimov – British Intel

It wasn’t poor performance that led to Russia’s Ministry of Defense firing General Major Ivan Popov, but his scathing criticism of Russia’s top brass, which echoed Prigozhin’s accusations. This will likely become an increasing problem for Russia, says the British Intelligence in its daily update:

“Russia has routinely sacked commanders since the start of the invasion of Ukraine, but the removal of the 58th Combined Arms Army’s General-Major Ivan Popov is notable — he was apparently dismissed for voicing concerns rather than for any alleged poor performance.

In a leaked video intended for his troops, Popov delivered a scathing attack on the Russian MoD leadership, whom he accused of ‘hitting us from the rear, viciously beheading the Army at the most difficult and intense moment.’

Popov’s comments draw attention to the serious disaffection many officers likely harbor towards the senior military leadership. The complaints largely echo those made by Wagner Group owner Yevgeny Prigozhin prior to his June 2023 mutiny.

Direct criticism from subordinates is likely to become an increasing problem for Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Chief of the General Staff General Gerasimov.”

Russian command fired General Popov for expressing grievances over the lack of support for Russian forces – ISW

You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!
Total
0
Shares