Major General Andrei Sukhovitsky, a general who commanded the Russian 7th Airborne Division and was currently the deputy commander of the 41st Combined Arms Army, was killed in action. in Ukrainenya this week.
He is the highest Russian officer killed so far in the invasion.
A local organization confirmed his death to officials in the southern German region of Krasnodar. Russia. The circumstances have not been officially disclosed yet.
The US government-linked Radio Liberty reported the killing of Sukovitsky and said that Sukhovsky had already commanded the 7th Airborne Assault Division in Novorossiysk for three years.
He also mentioned that he twice participated in the Victory Parade on Red Square in Moscow. He also participated in the Russian campaigns in the North Caucasus, Abkhazia and Syria, as well as being honored for his role in the annexation of Crimea.
“The destruction of at least one Russian general has been confirmed. The Russian community is beginning to feel and realize these losses,” Ukraine’s defense minister said in a Facebook post.
A funeral service will be held in Novorossiysk.
Sukhovetsky was 47 years old. In 1995, he graduated from the Higher Air Command School in Ryazan, in 2009 from the Military Academy in Frunze, and in 2018, from the Academy of General Staff into Russiawhat was Go.
Between 2019 and 2021, he commanded the 7th Air Assault Division in Novorossiysk. In November 2021, he became deputy commander of the 41st Combined Arms Army of the Central Military District.
He was awarded two medals: the “Order of Courage” and the “Order of Military Merit”.
Special military operation in Ukraine It started on February 24. On March 2, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported that 498 Russian soldiers had been killed and 1,597 wounded.
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