Russia has skilled heavy losses of a few of its high army personnel because it waged warfare with Ukraine on February 24. On Wednesday, Ukrainian officers stated that its military had reportedly killed its fifteenth Russian commander for the reason that starting of the battle.
Colonel Alexei Sharov, who commanded the 810th Guards Separate Order of Zhukov Brigade within the Russian Marines, was reportedly shot lifeless within the southern port metropolis of Mariupol, the place tens of 1000’s of individuals stay trapped amid a siege.
Sharov was the fifth colonel to be killed within the warfare and he joins 5 generals as properly a number of different top-ranked Russian army officers, together with captains and majors.
Many of the deaths haven’t been formally confirmed by Russia’s ministry of protection, however have been confirmed by Ukraine’s ministry of protection and different media sources in Russia and Ukraine.
Newsweek has contacted the Russian ministry of protection to substantiate all 15 names.
Here is the listing of Russia’s high army brass which have reportedly been killed in the course of the battle.
Colonel Alexei Sharov
Sharov’s demise was revealed in a Telegram submit by Odessa army administration spokesman Sergey Bratchuk and reported by Ukrainian information shops together with Ukrinform. Ukrainian military officer Anatoliy Stefan additionally tweeted the information of the demise.
Major General Vitaly Gerasimov
Ukraine’s ministry of protection stated that Gerasimov was killed exterior Kharkiv on March 7. He was a one-star rank Russian Ground Forces main common.
Major General Andrei Kolesnikov
Kolesnikov, one other one-star rank serviceman commanding the twenty ninth Combined Arms Army, was killed in Ukrainian territory on March 11, Ukraine’s army and media reported.
Major General Andrey Sukhovetsky
Sukhovetsky was the commanding common of Russia’s seventh Airborne Division and deputy commander of the forty first Combined Arms Army. He was the primary reported high-ranking loss for Russia’s army – he was stated to be killed by sniper hearth.
Major General Oleg Mityaev
Mityaev was the fourth Russian army common killed in Ukraine.
Ukrainian Interior Ministry adviser Anton Gerashchenko introduced the demise on Telegram on March 16, sharing a photograph of an individual he stated was the officer.
Mityaev, 46, was in charge of the a hundred and fiftieth motorized rifle division, which he had led since 2020. Before the Ukraine warfare, the division was deployed within the Rostov area, on the Ukrainian border.
He had beforehand fought in Syria and in 2016 had been appointed as commander of a Russian army base in Tajikistan.
Lieutenant General Andrei Mordvichev
The high-ranking Russian common reportedly died when Ukrainian forces hit an airfield in Chornobayivka, close to Kherson airport, the final workers of Ukraine’s military claimed in a social media submit.
Lietenant Colonel Dmitry Safronov
Safronov, commander of the Russian Armed Forces’ 61st Separate Marine Brigade, was killed within the battle of Chuhuiv, a metropolis in Kharkiv Oblast.
Lieutenant Colonel Denis Glebov
Glebov, who was Deputy Commander of the eleventh Separate Airborne Assault, was killed in the course of the liberation of Chuhuiv, based on Ukrainian officers. TASS, the Russian information company stated he had been ordered the Order of Courage after his demise.
Guard Colonel Konstantin Zizevsky
Mikhail Vedernikov, the governor of the Pskov area in Russia’s northwest, reported on Instagram that Zizevsky, a Guards Colonel, was killed throughout preventing within the jap areas of Donetsk and Luhansk.
Guard Lieutenant Colonel Yuri Agarkov
Vedernikov confirmed the guard lieutenant colonel’s demise in the identical Instagram submit. He died alongside fellow paratrooper Zizevky. Russian media reported that he commanded a motorised rifle regiment.
Colonel Andrei Zakharov
The commander of the sixth Tank Regiment of the ninetieth Tank Division, was killed close to Kyiv, based on Ukraine’s protection ministry.
Colonel Sergei Porokhnya
Porokhnya, the commander of the twelfth separate guards engineering brigade, died whereas deploying a bridge, based on media experiences and Ukraine’s armed forces by way of Facebook.
Colonel Sergei Sukharev
The commander of the 331st Guards Parachute Assault Regiment from Kostroma was killed in battle with 4 different members of the regiment, Russian state-run tv and radio firm GTRK Kostroma reported.
Sukharev, who had commanded the paratroop regiment since 2021, was killed in battle alongside Captain Alexei Nikitin, Senior Sergeant Sergei Lebedev, Sergeant Alexander Limonov and Corporal Yuri Degtyarev, based on the information outlet.
General Magomed Tushaev
Tushaev, a number one Chechen particular forces warlord, was killed close to Hostomel.
He commanded the 141th motorised nationwide guard brigade, and has been accused of main a number of homophobic purges in Chechnya.
Guards Colonel Vladimir Zhoga
His demise was reported on Telegram by Denis Pushilin, the pinnacle of the Russian-backed Donetsk People’s Republic. Pushilin stated the Ukraine-born Commander of the Sparta Separate Reconnaissance Battalion, a neo-Nazi Kremlin-backed separatist drive based mostly in Donetsk, had been killed whereas evacuating civilians.
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