According to the Chief Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, he also received a medal “For the return of the Crimea.”
Another loss among the top command staff of the army of the occupying country – a major general of the Russian army was liquidated near Kharkiv.
This was reported by the press service of the Main Directorate of Intelligence on Facebook.
“During the fighting near Kharkov, Vitaly Gerasimov, a Russian military leader, major general, chief of staff, and first deputy commander of the 41st Army of the Central Military District of Russia, was eliminated. A number of senior Russian army officers were also killed and wounded,” the report says.
“Also, the data obtained indicate significant problems with communications in the occupant’s army and with the evacuation of their broken units,” the ministry said.
A number of senior Russian army officers were also killed and wounded.
Since the beginning of the invasion of Russian troops in the Kharkov region, 133 civilians have died, including 5 children.
In addition, while defending the Kharkiv region from an attack by enemy troops, 41 soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, 4 police officers, 8 National Guardsmen, 4 employees of the State Border Service, 4 of the Kharkov National Air Force University, 1 of the Security Service of Ukraine, as well as 14 fighters of the territorial defense died.