Andrei Mordvichev killed in Ukraine: he is the fifth Russian general who has died since the invasion began

The soldier was hit by artillery in the city of Chernobayevka. This was announced by the Ukrainian Defense General Staff.

the fifth Russian general killed since the beginning of the war in Ukraine: Andrei Mordvichev. The soldier was hit by artillery in the city of Chernobayevka. A photograph of him was posted on Twitter by the Ukrainian Defense Staff.

On Wednesday 16 March, an official of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry, Anton Gerashenko, announced the killing of the Russian general in battle in Mariupol. Oleg Mityaev. The BBC reports. Veteran of Syria, Mityaev, 47, was in command of the 150th Motorized Rifle Division. The photo of his body was posted by the Ukrainian Azov regiment, which allegedly killed the general along with seven other members of a Russian special forces commando. The Ukrainian newspaper Telegraf recalls that General Mityaev had led Russian troops in 2014 in Donbass.

In 20 days of fighting the defense forces of Ukraine killed 12 members of the command of the Russian troops. Among them five generals died in combat (besides Mordvichev also Oleg Mityaev, Vitaly Gerasimov, Andriy Kolesnikov and Andriy Sukhovetsky), four colonels (Colonel Sergey Sukharev was killed on 22 March) and three lieutenant colonels. The Center for Countering Disinformation of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. The Ukrainian government also claims that the Russians have also decided to involve the first cadets of higher military education institutions in the conflict, because they have lost 40% of the units deployed on the ground and are having problems supplying ammunition to the troops.

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