(AmericanProsperity.com) – According to a June 13 report from famous pro-Russian war correspondent Yury Kotyonok, one of Russia’s main generals was killed in a Ukrainian missile attack.
On his Telegram channel, the reporter said that Major-General Sergei Gorvachev was killed during Ukraine’s counter offensive against Russian troops. Different reports have been showing that, while Russia has destroyed some heavy artillery, Ukrainian troops have already achieved some small victories.
Gorvachev was one of the most important generals in Russia, to the point where he used to be Chief of Staff of the country’s 35th Army. He was a highly-decorated officer and was one of the main leaders of the Second Chechen War. Russian outlets have said he was one of the main ones responsible for Moscow’s victory in that armed conflict, which is remembered for its level of brutality.
Moreover, Gorvachev commanded a tank brigade and even led Russian armed forces in Moldova’s official breakaway region of Transdniestria. Different reports have also described him as a loyalist of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and a person who was considered one of the most “efficient” commanders.
On his Telegram channel, Kotyonok said that Gorvachev was killed on Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia front. According to the Wall Street Journal, this is the location where Ukrainian troops have been regaining more territories since the counteroffensive started.
Kotyonok lamented Gorvachev’s death and said it was symbolic of the fact that this happened on Russia Day, a national holiday. He also said he managed to interview Russia-installed official in the Zaporizhzhia region Vladimir Rogov, who said that Gorvachev’s death won’t be in vain.
On social media, different military bloggers who reported his death also said that other important officers were killed by Ukrainian missiles. However, no independent media outlets have been able to confirm these claims so far. The Russian Defense Ministry hasn’t confirmed these alleged deaths either.
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