Alexander Pavlovich, Russian Colonel-General, was found dead in Moskva River

One of Vladimir Putin’s top generals has reportedly been sacked amid wild speculation over his fate. Colonel-General Alexander Pavlovich Lapin was removed from his post commanding Russian forces in eastern Ukraine after a humiliating retreat, according to widespread reports.

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Why was Alexander Pavlovich Sacked?

Alexander had been personally singled out for blame by two of Putin’s key allies – who accused him of “surrendering” the strategic city for the Lyman.  Hours after his sacking, Ukrainian news site Channel 24 also reported Lapin’s body had been found in the Moskva River, which runs through western Russia. The outlet then retracted the “false” report.  

Earlier on Saturday, Russian local media quoted a source in the Ministry of Defence as saying that Lapin had taken a  big three-week holiday.  “At the beginning of next week, he will fly to the hospital, heal, then rest for another week and return to duty,” the source reportedly said.

Lapin’s dismissal came after he was heavily criticized by Chechen warlord Ramzan Kadyrov twice in the past month over failures in Ukraine.  At the start of October, he slammed the “talentless” general after Russian troops retreated from the eastern city of Lyman in the Donetsk region.  

At the end of the month, Kadyrov accused Lapin of allowing Ukrainian forces to break through one part of the front in what he described as a “surrender”.  Lapin was also slammed by Yevgeny Prigozhin, the billionaire boss for the Wagner Group mercenaries who is known as “Putin’s chef”.

Alexander Pavlovich Lapin Age, Family, What about his father, mother, where is he from? Early Life Details

Alexander Pavlovich Lapin’s age precise age has not been opened up as of now. But it is known that he was born in Russia. He is the holder of a Russian nationality and had a white ethnic background.

Alexander Pavlovich with Putin

His family and early life are missing as of now.

Alexander Pavlovich Lapin Partner, What about his relationship?

Pavlovich Lapin’s love life and relationship status cannot be found as of now.

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His Social Media Reach

Pavlovich Lapin seems to be inactive on the social media sites such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook account.