Top Russian commander killed in Ukrainian attack
The governor of Russia’s Voronezh region, Alexander Gusev, confirmed on Monday that Major General Vladimir Zavadsky, the deputy commander of Russia’s 14th Army Corps, has been killed in Ukraine. Gusev stated that Zavadsky lost his life “at a combat post in the special operation zone,” but did not provide additional details. The term “special military operation” is used by Russia to describe the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, which is now in its second year.
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According to investigative news outlet iStories, Zavadsky’s death marks the seventh confirmed Major General casualty and the twelfth senior officer reported dead since the commencement of the war. Analysts attribute the decline in reported senior officer deaths to improved Ukrainian interception of communications. Gusev highlighted Zavadsky’s distinguished military career as a former tank commander and expressed deep sorrow, emphasizing that his death represents a significant and painful loss.