In 20 days of fighting, the defense forces of Ukraine killed ten members of the command of the Russian troops, including four generals
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. There is currently no confirmation either from the Russian side or from independent sources. In the nightly video appeal, the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, had announced the killing of another Russian general, the fourth since the start of the conflict, without specifying his name. Syrian veteran 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 2015 in Donbass.
In 20 days of fighting the defense forces of Ukraine killed ten 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), three colonels 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 military higher 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.