According to multiple reports, a top Russian general was killed by a Ukrainian sniper in a crucial blow to the Russian invasion.
Major General Andrey Sukhovetsky was the deputy commander of the 41st Combined Arms Army of Russia’s Central Military District. He died yesterday while Ukrainians repelled a Russian offensive.
Russia has not confirmed Sukhovetsky’s death. However, one of his colleagues Sergey Chipilyov
announced on social media the Major General’s death.
Chipilyov, of the Airborne Forces Union of Russian Paratroopers, confirmed Sukhovetsky’s death on social media earlier today.
“With great pain, we received the tragic news about the death of our friend, Major-General Andrey Aleksandrovich Sukhovetsky, in Ukraine during a special operation,” Chipilyov posted.
“We express our deepest condolences to his family.”
Andrey Sukhovetsky was 47 and a highly decorated veteran appointed deputy army commander in October 2021.
Sukhovetsky commanded the 7th Airborne Assault Division in Novorossiysk