Major Common Roman Kutuzov died in Mykolaivka village, which is located to the south of the fiercely-contested metropolis of Sievierodonetsk, the Ukrainian defence ministry stated.
Russian troops have created territorial gains in the location, but have been set back by “localised but productive counterattacks” from the Ukrainian army, in accordance to the Institute for the Review of War, a US consider tank.
Kutuzov is thought to have been killed whilst leading an assault to the south of Sievierodonetsk.
Information of his dying was spread by the Russian point out television reporter Alexander Sladkov.
“The normal experienced led soldiers into assault, as if there are not more than enough colonels,” Mr Sladkov wrote on Telegram.
“On the other hand, Roman was the identical commander as all people else, albeit a increased rank,” he additional.
The senior Russian officer commanded the Donetsk People’s Republic 1st Military Corps, according to Dmitry Ivanov, a Ukrainian naval infantry officer.
Kyiv claims that at minimum 12 of the Kremlin’s generals have been killed in the war so much. Nevertheless, Russian condition media has only reported the deaths of 3, which includes Andrei Sukhovetsky, the commanding normal of the Russian 7th Airborne Division, who was killed in March.
Moscow is notoriously secretive about its army fatalities, with its hottest formal casualty figures from Ukraine introduced on 25 March, one particular thirty day period into the conflict. The number of fatalities on the Russian facet was place at 1,351.
Western military intelligence estimates that the legitimate Russian loss of life toll is much bigger. The British ministry of defence, for case in point, said around 15,000 of the Kremlin’s soldiers had died as of late May possibly.
Early past thirty day period, a New York Times report, which cited senior American officers, stated the US was sharing military services intelligence with Ukraine, which its forces were making use of to target and get rid of Russian generals.