One of the most prominent commanders of Putin’s paratroopers. Four Russian generals and four colonels killed in 22 days of fighting in Ukraine
Yet another high Russian commander, the colonel Sergey Sukharev, was killed in the war in Ukraine. After the killing of four generals in three weeks of war, the last one was Oleg Mityaev, a veteran of Syria, now the colonel who led the 331st airborne regiment has also fallen in combat. Sukharev was one of the top commanders of the paratroopers, he had fought in the Donbass and his name had become infamous in Ukraine, in 2014, because he was believed to be directly responsible for the “Ilovaisk massacre” as reported by the Ukrainian media Kyiv Post which also speaks of “a severe blow to the morale of the Russian army”. Sukharev had also taken part in the Chechen wars and the Russo-Georgian war of 2008. His death was confirmed on Russian state TV.
In 22 days of fighting the defense forces of Ukraine killed eleven members of the command of the Russian troops. Among them four generals died in combat (in addition to Mityaev, Vitaly Gerasimov, Andriy Kolesnikov and Andriy Sukhovetsky), four colonels and three lieutenant colonels. The Center for Countering Disinformation of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.