Putin confirms killing of top Russian General in Ukraine

Andrei Sukhovetsky

Andrei Sukhovetsky

Agency Report

Andrei Sukhovetsky, a Russian General among the troops fighting in Ukraine, has been shot dead.

The deceased was the commanding general of the Russian 7th Airborne Division and a deputy commander of the 41st Combined Arms Army.

President Vladimir Putin has confirmed that a general had been killed in the war.

Sukhovetsky was a respected paratrooper, practised in missions in “hostile territory”, and reportedly had been decorated for his role in the annexation of Crimea.

Ukrainian outlet, Fakti, reported that Sukhovetsky had been in his latest role since October 2021 and had been based in Novosibirsk.

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