Ukrainian news outlet said a top Russian military personnel, Andrei Sukhovetsky has been killed in the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine. Andrei who was a deputy commander of the 41st Combined Arms Army of the Central Military District allegedly lost his life to war in Ukraine. He was killed in a Wednesday battle.
Reports say a user, Sergei Chipilev of Russian online social media posted about the death of Andrei Sukhovetsky which was later deleted on suspicion that the account was hacked. Some pro Russian sources believe that this means the report is fake.
Is Andrei Sukhovetsky Death A Hoax?
No Russian media nor officials have confirmed the death of Andrei Sukhovetsky and no pictures have been show to support the claim that Sukhovetsky has been killed.
“It is with great sorrow that we learned of the tragic news about the death of our friend, Major General Andrei Aleksandrovich Sukhovetsky, on the territory of Ukraine during a special operation,” The later deleted post of Sergei Chipilev, a deputy of the Russian veterans group, Combat Brotherhood on VKontakte said.
Christo Grozev, executive director of fact-checking website Bellingcat, tweeted news of the death, adding that if confirmed it would be a “major demotivator” for Russian forces.
Ukrainian outlet Fakti reported that Sukhovetsky had been in his latest role since October 2021 and had been based in Novosibirsk.
Ukraine announced they have killed Spetsnaz commander and deputy chief of the 41 Army in Novosibirsk Andrey Sukhovetskiy. Pro Russian sources say it was fake, as Sergei Chipilev’s account was hacked. We believe this is a premature conclusion. Read More:https://t.co/SKCOz64nAA
— Donald Standeford (@Don_Standeford) March 3, 2022
Another bad day for the bloody invaders: Andrey Sukhovetskiy general of Spetznaz killed and Ukraine planes hitting that long column north of Kiev, out of food, fuel, tyres, and reasons to be there.
— Simon Schama (@simon_schama) March 3, 2022