LONDON (Reuters) – A Russian typical was killed in jap Ukraine, a Russian condition media journalist stated on Sunday, adding to the string of substantial-rating army casualties sustained by Moscow.
The report, published on the Telegram messaging app by condition tv reporter Alexander Sladkov, did not say exactly when and where Important Typical Roman Kutuzov was killed.
There was no quick remark from the Russian defence ministry.
Russian forces have intensified assaults to seize Sievierodonetsk, a critical metropolis in Ukraine’s japanese Donbas area that Moscow is focusing on just after failing to get the capital Kyiv early in the war.
Russia already classifies military fatalities as point out tricks even in situations of peace and has not current its official casualty figures in Ukraine since March 25, when it said that 1,351 Russian soldiers had been killed due to the fact the commence of its armed forces campaign on Feb. 24.
Russia says it is carrying out “special armed forces procedure” created to demilitarise Ukraine and rid it of nationalists threatening the Russian-talking populace. Ukraine and Western nations dismiss Russia’s statements as a pretext to invade.
Britain’s defence ministry said on Monday that Russia appeared to have endured considerable losses among mid- and junior-rating officers in Ukraine.
(Reporting by Reuters editing by Guy Faulconbridge and Nick Zieminski)