Another member of the Russian military was found dead under unknown circumstances this week.
Lieutenant General Vladimir Sviridov, 68, and his wife Tatyana, 72, were found dead Wednesday in their bedroom, per the Kyiv Post. They looked to have been dead for about a week before their discovery, according to the Post.
“What caused the death of Vladimir and Tatyana Sviridov is still unknown,” according to the Baza channel.
During Sviridov’s time as a commander in the 2000s, he complained about the Russian army, saying Russian pilots were not trained well enough.
“A pilot must have about 100 hours of flight time per year for full combat readiness. However, this is not yet the case,” he said in one interview, per the Kyiv Post. “The average flight time in the army is currently 25-30 hours.”
In another interview, he said that the army appointed poorly trained officers because they lacked skilled ones, per the Kyiv Post.
The Kremlin and Russian state media have not yet commented on Sviridov’s death, per the Kyiv Post.
Russian Major General Vladimir Popov said the death was “absurd.”
“When I found out about his death, it hurt my heart,” he said to News.ru. “It’s a shame that people of such a rank, who are worthy of attention and respect, go out in this way.”
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