Russian general Roman Kutuzov was killed in the fighting in the Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, reports the Ukrainian Pravda portal, citing the Russian independent media and pro-Kremlin channels in the Telegram messenger. This is the fourth Russian general whose death has been officially confirmed.
According to the Russian Radio Svoboda and the Meduza portal, the general was killed in the village of Mykolaivka near Popasna in the Luhansk region. He informed about it, among others journalist of the Russian state television and other pro-Kremlin sources. The general was to die in the course of combat operations.
Meduza reports that in 2019 Kutuzov was listed on the website of the Russian Ministry of Defense as after the commander of the 29th All-Military Army.
Russian military losses are a state secret
According to Meduza, Kutuzov is the fourth general whose death has been confirmed. The Ukrainian side talks about a greater number, but this information has not yet been verified.
As Reuters writes, Russia treats military losses as a state secret and has not updated the balance of fatalities on the Russian side since March 25. Then Moscow announced that 1,351 Russian soldiers had died in Ukraine since the start of the “special military operation”, ie on February 24.
Meanwhile, the British defense ministry said on Monday that Russia had suffered significant losses among middle and lower rank officers in Ukraine.
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