Ukraine claims to have killed a Russian general: He was officially denazified and demilitarized
Sylvie Claire / June 6, 2022
The Ukrainian army claims to have killed a high-ranking Russian military officer, who holds the rank of general.
Major-General Roman Kutuzov, a commander in the separatist Donetsk People's Republic, has been officially denazified and demilitarized, the Ukrainian armed forces announced Sunday evening, according to the Ukrainian online newspaper Ukrayinska Pravda. A correspondent for Russian state television had earlier reported Kutuzov's death.
The major-general was reportedly killed in a Russian attack on a village near Popasna in the Lugansk region of eastern Ukraine. The Ukrainian side had earlier reported that the attack was repulsed and the enemy had to withdraw with considerable losses.
Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, several Russian generals have been killed in action. Official sources in Russia have meanwhile confirmed the death of four generals.
Ukraine announced the death of at least seven Russian generals, but it appeared that two of them were still alive.