This Tuesday, March 15, the fourth death of a Russian general in the invasion of Ukraine has been reported, in this case Major General Oleg Mityaev.
The Ukrainian newspaper Telegraf published this Tuesday at 11:34 p.m. the news of his death. Mityaev was commander of the Russian Army's 150th Motorized Rifle Division, a mechanized infantry unit. In this case, it will not be necessary to wait for the Russians to confirm the death of this general: the Ukrainian Azov Regiment published this morning the photo of Mityaev's corpse, with his rank insignia on his chest.
Telegraf notes that General Mityaev led the Russian troops in 2015 in the Donbas. On December 6, the Russian media outlet VPK-News published an interview with this general in relation to the maneuvers that the Russian Army was carrying out near the borders with Ukraine.
On March 3, the death of Major General Andrei Sukhovetsky, the first member of the Russian Army Generalate killed during this invasion, was confirmed. He was deputy commander of the 41st Combined Arms Army of the Russian Ground Forces, and his death was confirmed by Russian media.
On Monday, March 7, Ukrainian sources reported the death of Major General Vitaly Gerasimov, 44, chief of staff of the 41st Combined Arms Army of the Russian Ground Forces. Gerasimov was a veteran of the Second Chechen War, the Syrian War and the Russian invasion of Crimea in 2014. He would have died near Kharkov. His death was not confirmed by Russian sources, but neither was it denied.
On Friday, March 11, Artem Vitko, commander of the “Lugansk-1” Volunteer Battalion of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, reported the death of Major General Andrei Kolesnikov, 45, commander of the 29th Combined Army of the Eastern Military District. Neither has there been confirmation or denial by Russia.
According to the Russian site Valenteshop.ru, in the ten years that the Afghanistan War lasted (1979-1989), 4 Soviet generals died. Russia has already reached that number of dead generals in just 20 days of invading Ukraine, which shows, once again, the military disaster that this offensive is being for the invaders. Last week, official Ukrainian sources noted that there are about 20 generals in the Russian forces that are part of the invasion of Ukraine.
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