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Russia. Another sudden death in the army. Former Deputy Minister of Defense General Gennady Żydko, who commanded the grouping of troops in Ukraine, is dead

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Former Russian Deputy Defense Minister General Gennady Żydko, who served as the commander of the grouping of Russian troops in Ukraine from May to July 2022, died on Wednesday in Moscow at the age of 58, the Ukrainska Pravda portal reported after Russian media and representatives of the local authorities.

According to Kremlin officials, General Gennady Żydka died after a long illness, Ukrainska Pravda reported.

In 2016, Żydko headed the staff of the Russian army group in Syria, and two years later he took the position of commander of the Eastern Military District. From 2021, he was Deputy Minister of Defence. He was dismissed from this position at the end of July 2022. At the same time, he also ceased to command the invasion force Russia in Ukraine. Then, until October last year, Żydko again took over the Eastern Military District, Ukrainska Pravda reported.

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Another case of sudden death among the people of the Russian army

The death of a Jewish woman is another case of a sudden death of a person associated with the Russian army, the arms industry, secret services or the high-tech industry. Reports of such events have been appearing since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

Since then, under mysterious circumstances, m.in. head of the board of directors of the Lukoil concern Rawil Maganov, head of the company’s transport service Gazprom Invest Leonid Shulman, former vice-president of Gazprombank Vladislav Avayev, former general director of the Novatek gas company Sergei Protosenia, general of the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) Lion Sotkov, retired general of the Federal Security Service (FSB) Evgeny Lobachev, former deputy head of the main administration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for combating extremism General Vladimir Makarov, designer of Kalibr cruise missiles Pavel Kamnev and designer of new Angara missile systems Pavel Nesterov.

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