(NewsReady.com) – When Russian President Vladimir Putin sent his army into Ukraine, many thought the country would fall quickly. After all, Russia does have one of the most powerful militaries in the world. But, it hasn’t been an easy conquest, and Putin’s military has suffered significant losses, including one of its top generals.
According to reports, the Ukrainian military killed Russian Major General Andrei Sukhovetsky, 47, during the first week of March. Russian media didn’t report how he died, but just said he lost his life “during a special operation in Ukraine.”
Maj. Gen. Andrei Sukhovetsky, the commanding general of the Russian 7th Airborne Division, was killed in fighting in Ukraine earlier this week.https://t.co/PE9RKLLwrO
— Stars and Stripes (@starsandstripes) March 3, 2022
The US government didn’t confirm Sukhovetsky’s death. Ukraine’s former Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelyan told Fox News Digital, “The fact is, [Ukraine] killed him.” Sergei Chipilev, a member of Russia’s military, posted about the general’s death on social media, expressing condolences to Sukhovetsky’s family.
Fox News asked American military experts about the death of Sukhovetsky. Former CIA Officer Dan Hoffman said, “If it’s true, it’s big.” Taking out one of the Russian military’s top generals is a win for the Ukrainian people, who have been fighting hard to keep control of their country.
Unfortunately, his death has not made Putin think twice about the war. The Russians continue shelling the country.
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