In a major loss to Russia, its Major General rank officer Andrei Sukhovetskiy was killed in action in Ukraine today. Andrei Sukhovetskiy’s death is the first high-level casuality suffered on Russian side. Andrei Sukhovetskiy was the commander of the Russia’s Novorossiysk guards. Russia is yet to officially confirm Andrei Sukhovetskiy’s death news.
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Who was Russian Major General Andrei Sukhovetskiy?
A decorated general, Andrei Sukhovetskiy was the commander of the Novorossiysk guards mountain air assault division of the Russian Airborne Troops.
Sukhovetskiy also commanded the Russian Army’s seventh division of paratroopers.
Who announced Major General Andrei Sukhovetskiy’s death?
Sergey Chipilev, of Russian Veterans group Combat Brotherhood, announced the death on Facebook.
“With great anguish we received the news about the death of our friend, general major Sukhovetsky Andrey Aleksandrovich during the special operation in Ukraine,” he wrote, using the Kremlin’s official name for the invasion.
Earlier, Russia accepted that Ukraine has killed its 498 troops in action. While on the other hand, Ukraine claimed that it has killed over 9,000 Russian troops.
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, in a video on Telegram, said that Ukraine broke the enemy’s plans within a week that was written for years by Russia. “Russian plans were—full of hatred for our country, our people,” Zelensky said.
The war entered its 8th day today.