Moscow: Another Russian general, Lt Gen Yakov Rezantsev, has been killed in a strike near the southern city of Kherson, Ukraine’s Defence Ministry said on Saturday, according to a BBC report.
Rezantsev was the commander of Russia’s 49th combined army. According to western officials Rezantsev is the seventh Russian general to die in Ukraine, and the second lieutenant general – the highest rank officer reportedly killed.
According to Ukrainian media reports the general was killed at the Chornobaivka airbase near Kherson, which Russia is using as a command post and has been attacked by Ukraine’s military several times.
Another lieutenant general, Andrei Mordvichev, was reportedly killed by a Ukrainian strike at the same base.
Although Russia has so far confirmed the death of only one general, Kyiv and other western officials believe that as many as seven Russian generals have been killed in fighting since the war began.