The third week of the Russian invasion of Ukraine has been marked bloody with the bombing of civilian areas, stalled Russian advances, and psychological battles of propaganda from both sides. Once touted as one of the strongest militaries in the world, Russia has suffered losses of some 14,000 troops as of March 17 (reported by Ukrainian media), revealing its weaknesses as a combined arms fight force when met by a determined of Ukrainian resistance.

The 2nd most powerful military in the world has been all but stalemated by Ukraine, the 22nd most powerful military.  Smart tactical combat, relentless defense, and exploiting Russian weaknesses have been the theme of the week, which is seen with the latest Russian general being killed in action.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced on Tuesday that another top Russian general had been killed during the fighting. While he didn’t name the general, his Interior Ministry Adviser Anton Gerashchenko later identified the slain Russian general to be Maj. Gen. Oleg Mityaev, a 46-year-old commander of Russia’s 150th Motorized Rifle Division, based in Rostov.