Russian Maj. Gen. Andrei Sukhovetsky, has been killed, according to CNN.

Sukhovetsky was killed while fighting in Ukraine, according to a statement from the Novorossiysk city government.

In the statement, the government said Sukhovetsky, who is the deputy commander of the 41st Combined Arms Army of the Russian Ground Forces, died “while performing a combat mission during a special operation in Ukraine.”

He had previously served in the Russian military during operations in the North Caucasus region and Syria, the statement said.

Meanwhile, the Ukrainian military had claimed that it had defeated a regiment of Russian troops and killed its commander, Col. A. Zakharov.

They were said to have achieved the feat in Brovary, northeast of Kyiv.

The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense said on Thursday that “The commander of the occupier’s regiment, Colonel Zakharov, was liquidated.

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