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The explosion for Putin when the 2nd Russian general was killed by Ukrainian commandos near the besieged city – World News

Major General Vitaly Gerasimov was the second senior Russian officer to be killed in Ukraine, following the assassination of Major General Andrei Sukhovetsky by a sniper.

Major General Vitaly Gerasimov was killed by the Ukrainian army
Major General Vitaly Gerasimov was killed by the Ukrainian army

Ukrainian commandos claim to have killed a Russian general near besieged Kharkiv, in a bitter blow to tyrant Vladimir Putin.

Major General Vitaly Gerasimov was killed on Monday, along with several other officers, the Director General of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine said in a statement.

The Kremlin has not commented on the reports.

Gerasimov, first deputy commander of Russia’s 41st corps, was Putin’s second general to die in the invasion after Major General Andrei Sukhovetsky was shot down by a sniper.

The statement read: “Another loss among the senior commanding staff of the occupying army.

“During the fighting near Kharkiv, Vitaly Gerasimov, a Russian military leader, major general, chief of staff and first deputy commander of the 41st Army Corps of the Central Military District of Russia, was killed. Several senior officers of the Russian army were also killed and wounded.

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Colonel Konstantin Zizevsky was also killed in Ukraine

“Vitaly Gerasimov took part in the Second Chechen war and the Russian military campaign in Syria. He received a medal ‘for the return of Crimea’.

To date, several high-ranking Russians have been killed in Ukraine, including Colonel Konstantin Zizevsky of the 247th Airborne Regiment and Lieutenant Colonel Denis Glebov of the Airborne Brigade.

The statement also indicated there were “serious problems” with communications within the Russian military.

It follows suggestions that generals have been moved to the front lines due to problems involving their officers on the battlefield.

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 fear the actual 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.

Putin earlier confirmed the death of Sukhovetsky, commander of Russia’s 7th Airborne Division and deputy commander of the 41st Combined Armed Forces Corps, in a speech.

Ukraine says its forces have killed more than 11,000 Russian troops since the start of the deadly invasion on February 24, while Moscow has so far confirmed around 500 casualties.






Lieutenant Colonel Denis Glebov is another person who has been killed since the war began

Neither side disclosed Ukraine’s damage.

It comes as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is preparing to speak to MPs later today about the Russian invasion while Boris Johnson continues to encourage Western leaders to punish Russia for the invasion. .

Zelensky will address the House of Representatives at 5pm by video link after Speaker Lindsay Hoyle approved a request for a “historic address”.

Last night, the Defense Ministry said Russia continued to target civilian evacuation corridors in Ukraine.







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The latest intelligence said: “Russia continues to target the evacuation corridors directly, resulting in the deaths of several civilians while attempting to evacuate Irpin.

“Due to intense fighting in the town, it has been reported without heat, water or electricity for several days.”

Efforts to evacuate besieged towns and cities in Ukraine have so far failed due to Russia’s repeated shelling of those about to be evacuated.

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