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Top Russian General killed in action and ‘9,000 Russian troops killed’ in one week of fighting in Ukraine

by LLB political Reporter
3rd Mar 22 1:20 pm

A top Russian General has been killed in action in Ukraine which has been confirmed by his deputy commander.

A comrade of the General announced via social media that Major General Andrei Sukhovetsky, Deputy Commander of the 41st Combined Arms Army of the Russian Ground Forces had been killed.

Sergey Chipilev wrote, “With great pain, we learned the tragic news of the death of our friend, Major General Andrey Sukhovetsky, on the territory of Ukraine during the special operation. We express our deepest condolences to his family.”

The Russian army has lost about 9,000 soldiers during its further invasion of Ukraine, the press service of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has said.

The General Staff added, “The total combat losses of the enemy from February 24 to March 3 are as follows: approximately 9,000 killed in action, tanks – 217 units, armored combat vehicles – 900 units, artillery systems – 90, multiple rocket launchers – 42, air defense systems – 11, aircraft – 30 units (information is being specified ), helicopters – 31 units (information is being specified); automotive equipment – 374 vehicles, light speed boats – 2 units, tanks with anti-tank vehicles – 60, operational-tactical UAVs – 3.

The Interfax news agency reported, “Russia’s losses are constantly being updated. Counting casualties is complicated because they are increasing rapidly, the General Staff says.”

However, on Wednesday the Russian Ministry of Defence said 498 of its servicemen were killed, more than 1,500 were injured since the invasion of Ukraine was launched last Thursday.

Defence Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov rejected reports about “incalculable losses” claimed by Ukraine over Russian forces as “disinformation.”

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