Major General Oleg Mityaev, commander of Russia’s 150th motorized rifle division, was killed trying to storm Mariupol, making him the fourth Russian commander to die, Ukraine said.
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According to a Ukrainian statement, a Russian general who was killed while storming the southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol became the fourth Russian commander to die since the invasion began.
Major General Oleg Mityaev, commander of the Russian army’s 150th motorized rifle division, was killed trying to capture the city, Kyiv said.
A photo of the body of a 47-year-old man was released by the adviser to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Anton Gerashchenko. Mirror chose not to publish it due to its graphic nature.
According to Kyiv, he is the fourth Russian general to die in less than three weeks of fighting.
He died along with seven elite special forces fighters from the Dzerzhinsky Division of the country’s fearsome National Guard, under the direct control of Vladimir Putin.
According to reports, there were about 20 Russian generals leading the invasion – that is, a fifth died in three weeks.
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This major blow to the Kremlin’s forces comes as a top Russian pilot warns that his country’s forces have suffered losses on a scale that will “terrify the people”. King”.
Captain Alexander Garnaev, a renowned military test pilot and recipient of the Kremlin’s highest honor, the Hero of Russia award, denounced the war as “completely incomprehensible”.
He added that the actual death toll in the war is still a closely guarded secret.
Mityaev’s death followed the deaths of three other generals.
Alexander Garnaev / East2west news)
Major General Andrei Sukhovetsky was the first Russian general to die and was reportedly killed by a sniper.
Putin confirmed his death in a speech eight days after the invasion.
Christo Grozev, chief executive officer of investigative journalism facility Bellingcat, said that confirmation of his death would be a “major impetus” for the Russian military.
Sukhovetsky is said to have been honored for his role in the annexation of Crimea and the Russian newspaper Pravda and graduated from the Airborne Command School in 1995.
Sergei Malgavko / TASS)
The second general to die was Major General Vitaly Gerasimov, who also died the same week.
The Ukrainian Defense Ministry said Gerasimov was killed outside the eastern city of Kharkiv, along with other senior officers.
The ministry also broadcast what it said was a conversation between two Russian FSB officers discussing the general’s death and complaining that their secure communications system no longer works inside Ukraine.
Then General Andrei Kolesnikov, of the 29th Armed Forces, was killed in the fighting on 11 March.
Moscow has only confirmed the death of a general and has yet to comment on Kyiv’s claims about Mityaev.
On top of that, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced the death of another Russian general in his late-night speech but did not name him.
Aside from the generals who keep losing battles, some of Russia’s best soldiers have been killed in the fighting to date.
A mourning photo released in Russia shows photographs of six elite “chestnut beret” special operations fighters from the Vityaz Special Purpose Center of the Dzerzhinsky Division, named after the scene’s founder. Soviet secret agent Felix Dzerzhinsky.
It was later revealed that a seventh person had been killed.
93.ru / East2west news)
Only four have been named.
Major Viktor Maksimchuk, 44, was the commander of a motorized rifle regiment, who also died in the fighting near Mariupol.
A father and grandfather, his funeral today will take place in the Krasnodar region.
Mikhail Belyakov, a 30-year-old sergeant and father of two from the Penza region, was awarded the Medal of Courage upon completion.
He was killed in Ukraine on 27 February but like other announcements of Russian deaths they were made with a delay of about two weeks.
Information about Vladikavkaz / East2west news)
Also killed was Alexey Blinkov, a graduate of the Novosibirsk National Guard Academy.
The fourth SWAT fighter was named Maxim Pustozvonov from Samara.
The body of another Russian soldier Aslanbek Mukhtarov is said to have been found on the battlefield two and a half weeks after his death.
Air Force pilot Captain Alexey Belkov was killed when his plane was shot down.
Two other people from the same city, Bratsk, in Siberia, who had traveled 3,500 miles to fight – Ilya Kubik, 18, and Pyotr Tereshonok.
Venerable test pilot Garnaev gave up several posts, including chairman of the board of directors of the Hero Club of Russia, because of the “completely incomprehensible” war.
The unprovoked invasion of neighboring Ukraine by Russian forces under President Vladimir Putin has sparked bloodshed and chaos.
With Putin’s troops shelling cities across Ukraine and the nation’s troops vowing to fight to the death to protect their lands, observers fear the death toll will be huge.
On Sunday, February 27, the Minister of Health of Ukraine reported that at least 352 Ukrainian civilians have been killed since the invasion of Russia began, and more than 1,000 have been wounded.
On March 1, Ukraine claimed to have killed 5,710 Russian soldiers since the beginning of the invasion.
These claims have yet to be independently verified, but a human rights monitoring group from the United Nations has confirmed more than 500 civilian casualties in Ukraine.
At least 136 people have been killed, including 13 children, a United Nations report showed on Tuesday.
Bachelet, speaking before the opening session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, earlier said: “Most of these civilians were killed by explosive weapons with a wide range of impact, including shelling from heavy artillery. and multi-role missile systems, and air strikes. I’m afraid the real numbers are significantly higher.”
It comes as the President of Ukraine accused Russia of being a ‘state terrorist’ on Tuesday following the indiscriminate bombing of Kharkiv.
A Hero of Russia and Honorary Test Pilot, he launched a furious attack on how Ukrainian cities were “bombed and crushed with tanks”.
His opposite in Ukraine, Alexander Galunenko, saw the giant An-225 Mriya jet bomb “right in front of his eyes”.
Now he is crouching in his cellar as his house is “constantly bombed and shelled”.
Alluding to dissent within the Russian ranks, he said: “I cannot bear to see how our men – including those I know – suffer. . This is unbearable for me”.
And he warned: ‘Sooner or later society will know the final damage figure…
“Society will be appalled.”
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