Andrei Sukhovsky, a senior Russian air force commander, was killed during a clash with Ukrainian forces.

 Iran PressEurope: According to a Russian military official, Gen. Andrei Sukhovsky, the deputy commander of the 41st Russian Army, was killed during a clash with Ukrainian forces on Friday morning.

His death has not yet been officially confirmed by the Russian Defense Ministry, but one of his colleagues on social media, Sergey Chipiliov, has said he was killed, and the news has been widely reported in several Russian and Ukrainian media.

A military source said Andrei Sukhovsky had been killed by a sniper.

it's not specified yet in what part of Ukraine was this Russian commander killed.

The Kremlin says 498 troops have been killed and 1,600 wounded.

Ukraine claims 9,000 Russian troops have been killed so far in Ukraine.

Criticizing the West's indifference to Moscow's security concerns, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that his country recognizes the independence of the Donetsk and Luhansk republics and has signed cooperation and friendship agreements with its leaders at the Kremlin.

In a speech on Russian national television on the morning of Thursday (February 24th), Putin announced military action in Donbas and called on Ukrainian forces to lay down their weapons and go home.

As the fire of war continues, the flood of global reactions to the event continues, and diplomatic pressure and international threats and sanctions against Russia are increasing.


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