Russia’s ‘best paratroop commander’ killed in Ukraine as two more colonels die

TWO more Russian colonels have been killed in Ukraine — including the country’s “best paratroop commander”.

Lt-Col Alexander Dosyagayev, 34, led an airborne battalion of the 104th paratroop regiment.

Lt-Col Alexander Dosyagayev, 34, led an airborne battalion of the 104th paratroop regiment

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Lt-Col Alexander Dosyagayev, 34, led an airborne battalion of the 104th paratroop regiment

Some of his troops were said to have been in Bucha — scene of rape and torture atrocities.

His battalion, based in Pskov, was recognised as the best in Russia during checks on combat training and discipline.

The other dead commander is Col Vladimir Ivanov, 41 — who served in the Russian defence ministry’s department in charge of propaganda.

He and Dosyagayev are the 47th and 48th colonels known to have died fighting in Ukraine.

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Ten generals are thought to have been killed.

It is likely that the true toll is actually higher.

Russian officials have not revealed details of those killed in action in Ukraine.

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