Lieutenant Colonel Oleg Yevseev is the 36th Russian colonel to have died in Ukraine since the Russian invasion began on February 24. Russia did not provide details on how or when he died. Yevseyev was the commander of the 291st Artillery Brigade of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. At least 36 colonels and eight generals have been killed so far.
They did not provide more details about the circumstances of his death. He was buried in the Siberian city of Omsk on the day of his 44th birthday.
Lieutenant Colonel Yevseev was the commander of the 291st Artillery Brigade of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
In addition to the 36 colonels killed during the war, about eight generals were killed.
According to NBC News, the exchange of intelligence at the request of the US military and intelligence officials, who claim that reporting on this may help the Russians to close important sources of information.
“A lot of real-time intelligence has been passed on things that could be used to specifically target Russian forces,” said a former high-ranking intelligence official familiar with the situation. The information includes commercial satellite images, “but also much other intelligence on, for example, where certain types of Russian units operate.”
Ukraine continues to move air defences and aircraft almost daily with the help of US intelligence, which is one of the reasons why Russia has failed to establish dominance in the air. In some cases, Ukraine relocated targeted air defence systems or aircraft on time, officials said.
“The Russian military is literally cratering empty fields where air defences were once created,” said one US official. “It has had a huge impact on the capabilities of the Russian military on the ground.”
According to NBC News, Ukrainian forces used specific coordinates provided by the United States to fire on Russian positions and aircraft.
These early shootings helped thwart a Russian air raid aimed at capturing Gostomel Airport near Kyiv, which would allow the Russians to send troops and equipment to the area around the capital.
U.S. officials said the Russians eventually seized the airport for a while, but never had enough control to fly in a huge amount of equipment. This failure has significantly affected the battle for Kyiv, say US officials.