Major General Andrei Sukhovetsky, Commanding general of the Russian 7th Airborne Division

A Top Russian General is alleged to have been killed by a Ukrainian Sniper in what is seen as a major blow to Russia Invasion of Ukraine.

Major General Andrei Sukhovetsky who was the commanding general of the Russian 7th Airborne Division and a deputy commander of the 41st Combined Arms Army, died during an intense battle with Ukrainian Soldiers.

Maj Gen Sukhovetsky was killed by a sniper according to a military source said.

His death, which was confirmed by a local officers’ organization in the Krasnodar region in southern Russia, will be seen as a giant blow to Mr. Putin’s Invading Soldiers

Although the Russian military is yet to confirm the death, Sergey Chipilev, a deputy of the Combat Brotherhood Russian veterans group, reacted to the development with a post on social media.

“With great pain, we learned the tragic news of the death of our friend, Major General Andrey Sukhovetsky, on the territory of Ukraine during the special operation. We express our deepest condolences to his family,” the post said.

Several Ukrainian and Russian Newspapers and Media outlets had also reported the story.

His funeral back in Russia is scheduled for Saturday.

The Major General Andrei Sukhovetsky was a respected paratrooper, practiced in missions in “hostile territory”, and had reportedly been decorated for his role in the annexation of Crimea. He graduated from the Ryazan Higher Airborne Command School in 1995 and is by far the most senior Russian figure to have died in the conflict so far.

Although Russia claims 498 of its soldiers have been killed in Ukraine and another 1,597 have been wounded, Ukraine officials insist that about 9000 Russian Soldiers has died so far from the ongoing war.

Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky said Russia would pay for the damage caused:

“We will restore every house, every street, every city, and we say to Russia: learn the word of reparations and contributions.

“You will reimburse us for everything you did against our state, against every Ukrainian, in full.”

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