On March 2, 2022, Andrei Sukhovetskiy, a high-ranking military figure, was murdered in Ukraine’s war. He was assassinated, according to Ukrainian news outlets.
His death was also reported by local news sources and Russian media. He died on Ukrainian soil, he died during the secret mission. The news was later confirmed by a spokeswoman for the Russian Paratroopers Union.
Andrei Sukhovetsky’s death was announced by Christo Grozev, the executive director of the fact-checking website Bellingcat. The death of the Major General, he warned, would be a significant demotivator for the Russian soldiers. He fought in the Syrian, Abkhazian, and North Caucasus battles.
Because of his role in the annexation of Crimea, he was a well-liked officer. According to the Ukrainian president, Russia has lost almost 9000 soldiers so far. RIP Andrei!