At an incredibly astonishing rate, the Russian forces have yet again lost another high-ranking Russian officer. Lieutenant Colonel Denis Mezhuev has reportedly been killed in battle by the Ukrainians. He becomes the 33rd colonel to be killed in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which has nothing been short of a bloodbath for the Kremlin.

Mezhuev, the commander of the 1st Guards Motor Rifle Regiment (also known as the 1st Guards Motor Rifle Sevastopol Red Banner Regiment), was killed, according to reports by both Ukrainian and Russian sources. However, details of his death were not given as of writing. According to intel, he moved to Ukraine’s eastern regions from Kyiv due to the Russian forces’ plan to ramp up attacks on the Donbas region.

While no official announcement from the Russian news outlets, Pro-Putin poet and composer Andrey Kovalev had announced the death of the lieutenant colonel on social media and called for the Russian official to be awarded the Hero of Russia award.

“For his deed, he is worthy of the title of Hero of Russia,” he said. Furthermore, a junior Russian politician also posted that “Denis Mezhuev died in battle. His son can be proud of his dad.

Needless to say, Lieutenant Colonel Denis Mezhuev is now part of the large number of Russian military officers that have been killed in Ukraine. This adds to the evidence of the incompetence of their forces. With over seven generals and 33 lieutenant colonels or colonels being killed, the Russian Government is saving up on its pensions and military benefits as their ranking officers say “dasvidaniya” to the world.