Russian general killed in Ukraine

By AFP
December 05, 2023

MOSCOW: A Russian general has died while deployed in Ukraine, the governor of Russia´s Voronezh region said on Monday, the latest high-ranking Russian military figure to die during the 21-month offensive.

Russian authorities rarely speak of their losses in Ukraine but they have acknowledged the death of several high-ranking officers.

This image shows the Russian troops on an armoured vehicle. — AFP/File

“A piercing pain. Major General Vladimir Zavadsky, deputy commander of the 14th Army Corps of the Northern Fleet, died in the line of duty in a special operation zone,” Voronezh governor Alexander Gusev said on Telegram, using the Russian term for its offensive in Ukraine.

Gusev paid hommage to Zavadsky, calling him “a courageous officer, a real general and a worthy man”. He did not specify the circumstances of Zavadsky´s death.