- Several high-ranking Russian generals were killed in the Ukraine war in March 2022.
- Their deaths have raised questions about the extent of Russian involvement in the conflict.
- The international community has raised concerns about the impact of these deaths on regional dynamics and future conflicts.
- Investigations and speculations surrounding their deaths are ongoing.
- The geopolitical implications of their deaths will likely have far-reaching consequences.
More than a dozen Russian generals and one admiral have been killed during the invasion of Ukraine, according to Ukrainian sources till Sept 2023. Russia has confirmed six deaths.
Russian Generals Killed In Ukraine War February 2022
Ukrainian defense forces killed Russian Maj. Gen. Andrei Sukhovetsky in combat in Feb 2022, according to Ukrainian officials and Russian media. He is the first Russian General to be killed in Ukraine War.
Major General Magomed Tushaev ( Chechen ) [ 26 Feb 2022 ]
According to the Ukrainian authorities, Major General Magomed Tushaev was killed in fighting outside Kyiv on February 26.
Major General Andrei Sukhovetsky ( 28 Feb 2022 )
Major General Andrei Sukhovetsky, Deputy Commander of the 41st Combined Arms Army of the Russian Ground Forces, was killed during a special operation in Ukraine in Feb 2022. He was gunned down by a sniper. He is suspected to be killed during an attempt to land in Hostomel outside Kyiv.
Sergey Chipilev, a deputy of the Combat Brotherhood Russian veterans group, wrote on social media: “With great pain, we learned the tragic news of the death of our friend, Major General Andrey Sukhovetsky, on the territory of Ukraine during the special operation. We express our deepest condolences to his family.”
March 2022: The Fatal Month for Russian Generals In Ukraine War
Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak named six Russian generals who he said had been killed in Ukraine along with dozens of colonels and other officers. Russia’s Defence Ministry has not confirmed any of those casualties. It has not revised its troop casualties since March 2, when it said that 498 of its soldiers had died. Ukraine puts the figure at 15,600.
Major General Andrei Kolesnikov ( Killed on 11 March 2022 )
Major General Andrei Kolesnikov was the commander of the 29th Combined Arms Army . According to the Ukrainian army, he was killed on the outskirts of Kharkiv.
Major General Oleg Mityaev ( Killed On 16 March 2022 )
Major-General Oleg Mityaev, 47, commander of Russia’s 150th motorised rifle division, was reportedly killed in Mariupol on 16 March 2022. His body was recovered almost a month later on 13 Apr 2022, when Ukrainian marines from the 36th brigade of the Ukrainian armed forces surrendered. The body was recovered from from the Illich factory in Mariupol.
Captain First Rank Andrey Paliy ( 20 March 2022 )
Captain First Rank Andrey Paliy , Deputy Commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, was reportedly involved in Russian naval attacks near the port city of Mariupol when he was killed on 20 March 2022.
Andrey Paliy ’s death was confirmed by Senator from Sevastopol Ekaterina Altabaeva in her Telegram channel. Paliy had served on the Russian nuclear missile cruiser ‘Peter the Great‘ and was also deputy head of the naval academy in Sevastopol, in annexed Crimea.
Circumstances of Death of Captain First Rank Andrey Paliy are unclear but looks like he was involved in organizing the evacuation of civilians.