Major General Andrey Sukhovetsky Wiki
Major General Andrey Sukhovetsky Biography
Who is Major General Andrey Sukhovetsky?
Major General Andrey Sukhovetsky, who was the deputy commander of the 41st Combined Arms Army of the Russian Central Military District, was killed yesterday when the Ukrainian defense forces repelled the Russian offensive.
His death has not yet been officially confirmed by the Russian Defense Ministry, but was announced on social media by his colleague Sergey Chipilyov and was widely reported by various Russian and Ukrainian media outlets.
A military source confirmed that he was killed “by a sniper” and suggested that a funeral for the major general, by far the highest-ranking Russian figure to have been killed in the conflict so far, would be held in Russia on Saturday.
After days of denial, the Kremlin admitted yesterday that 498 of its troops have been killed and 1,600 wounded in the “special military operation” in Ukraine, but the true figure is almost certainly higher.
Meanwhile, Ukraine’s armed forces said today that Russia’s military had suffered 9,000 casualties, although the statement acknowledged that calculating the number killed “is complicated by the high intensity of hostilities.”
Chipilyov of the Union of Russian Parachute Airborne Forces confirmed Sukhovetsky’s death on social media earlier today, in perhaps the most definitive proof of the general’s demise.
‘It is with great sadness that we received the tragic news of the death of our friend, Major General Andrey Aleksandrovich Sukhovetsky, in Ukraine during a special operation.
“We express our deepest condolences to his family,” the post read.
It was unclear where Sukhovetsky was killed.
The 47-year-old was a highly decorated veteran who was appointed deputy commander of the 41st Army Division in October 2021.
Prior to that, he commanded the 7th Airborne Assault Division in Novorossiysk for three years and completed several combat deployments in the Chechen war, Abkhazia war, and the Syrian intervention.
Sukhovetsky twice participated in the Victory Parade on Moscow’s Red Square and was awarded two Orders of Valor, the Order of Military Merit and the Medal of Valor.
He also received special praise for his involvement in Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
His loss will be taken in Ukraine as another encouraging sign that the Russian invasion is not proceeding as planned.
Despite seemingly suffering a defeat in Kherson
Ukraine’s defense forces continue to repel Russian attacks with considerable success (A woman cooks for Ukrainian soldiers at the front lines, northeast of Kiev, on March 3, 2022)
‘They wanted to destroy us. They failed. We’ve been through a lot. And if anyone thinks that, having overcome all this, the Ukrainians will be frightened, break or give up, they know nothing about Ukraine,’ Zelensky said, adding: ‘We will restore every house, every street, every city and tell Russia : learn the word ‘reparations’.
“You will reimburse us for everything you did against our state, against all Ukrainians, in full.”
‘We are a people who in a week have destroyed the enemy’s plans,’ he said. Here you will have no peace. They will have no food. They won’t have a quiet moment here.
He said the fighting is taking a toll on the morale of Russian soldiers, who “go to grocery stores and try to find something to eat.”
“These are not superpower warriors,” he said. These are confused children who have been used.