The query “lapin killed” jumped in search trends on October 29, 2022.
People are looking for whether the commander of the group of Russian troops “Center” in Ukraine, Colonel-General Alexander Lapin, was really killed.
Such requests come from Ukraine, Russia, and Germany.
Also among the requests for Lapin: “Lapin died”, “Lapin died”, “Lapin drowned”.
On the website of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, a page is dedicated to Alexander Lapin.
When Russian President Vladimir Putin staged a full-scale military invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, Lapin was given command of a Russian occupation group called Center.
Lapin was embarrassed when he publicly rewarded his son for “capturing” Sumy and Chernihiv at a time when Russian invaders were driven out of these regions by Ukrainian troops.
At the same time, in July 2022, Putin gave Lapin a hero of Russia.
In turn, the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, accused Lapin of bad command of the Russian occupiers in Ukraine, in particular, of “losing” Liman (from there, Ukrainian troops also kicked out the Russian occupiers).
One of the representatives of the occupiers said that Lapin allegedly ran and threatened the Russian occupiers with a pistol, who fled from Liman under the onslaught of Ukrainian artillery shelling.
On October 29, 2022, the Russian media reported that Alexander Lapin had allegedly been removed from command.
Apparently, he went on sick leave.
However, there is no official information about this.
Also, as of October 30, 2022, there is no official information that Alexander Lapin was allegedly killed, died, died or drowned.
He is now 58 years old.
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