Russian Black Sea Fleet captain, 51, is 'shot dead near Mariupol'

Putin loses ANOTHER top commander: Black Sea Fleet captain, 51, is ‘shot dead near Mariupol’ in latest hammer blow for invading troops

  • Ukraine said it has shot dead the deputy commander of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet
  • First rank captain Andrey Paliy, 51, is the only senior naval officer allegedly killed 
  • It would mark yet another significant blow to Vladimir Putin’s invading forces
  • Ukraine claimed today that its forces had shot dead the deputy commander of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in another significant blow to Vladimir Putin‘s forces.

    First rank captain Andrey Paliy, 51, is the only senior naval officer allegedly killed in the war in Ukraine, although Kyiv claims to have slain five army generals.

    Col Sergei Sukharev, of the 331st Guards Parachute Assault Regiment from Kostroma, was killed on March 18 and Andrei Sukhovetsky, 47, was killed during a special operation by a sniper on March 3.

    In addition, Major-General Oleg Mityaev, 47, commander of the army’s 150th motorised rifle division, died fighting around the besieged city of Mariupol, Major General Vitaly Gerasimov, 45, was killed on March 7 outside the eastern city of Kharkiv, and Colonel Andrey Kolesnikov, Commander of the Guards Tank Kantemirovskaya Division, was killed in fighting on March 11. 

    First rank captain Andrey Paliy, 51, (pictured) was allegedly shot dead by Ukraine in another blow to Vladimir Putin's forces

    First rank captain Andrey Paliy, 51, (pictured) was allegedly shot dead by Ukraine in another blow to Vladimir Putin’s forces

    Paliy is the only senior naval officer reportedly killed in the war in Ukraine so far

    Paliy is the only senior naval officer reportedly killed in the war in Ukraine so far

    The 51-year-old was the deputy commander of Russian tyrant and alleged war criminal Vladimir Putin's Black Sea Fleet

    The 51-year-old was the deputy commander of Russian tyrant and alleged war criminal Vladimir Putin’s Black Sea Fleet

    It came as Russia claimed to have hit a training facility for foreign fighters killing more than 100 special forces personnel and non-Ukrainian mercenaries.

    Paliy’s death appeared to be confirmed by a Russian friend, Konstantin Tsarenko, secretary of the public council of the Sevastopol Nakhimov Naval School, although it has not been officially acknowledged by Moscow.

    One account said that he had been involved with Russian marines attacks near Mariupol.

    However, the exact circumstances of his reported death are not known.

    Colonel Sergei Sukharev of the 331st Guards Parachute Assault Regiment, Kostroma, died in Ukraine together with senior sergeant Sergei Lebedev, sergeant Alexander Limonov and corporal Yuri Degtyaryov of the same regiment

    Colonel Sergei Sukharev of the 331st Guards Parachute Assault Regiment, Kostroma, died in Ukraine together with senior sergeant Sergei Lebedev, sergeant Alexander Limonov and corporal Yuri Degtyaryov of the same regiment








    Two weeks ago, Major General Andrei Sukhovetsky, 47, deputy commander of the 41st Combined Arms Army of the Central Military District, was reportedly killed by a sniper on 3 March

    Two weeks ago, Major General Andrei Sukhovetsky, 47, deputy commander of the 41st Combined Arms Army of the Central Military District, was reportedly killed by a sniper on 3 March 

    Paliy was born in Kyiv and in 1993 refused to take the Ukrainian military oath, instead serving in the Russian Northern Fleet.

    He had earlier served on the Russian nuclear missile cruiser ‘Peter the Great’.

    He also served as deputy head of the Russian naval academy in Sevastopol, in annexed Crimea.

    Ukrainian official Anton Gerashchenko claimed Palsy’s death early today without giving further details.

    Russia again today used hypersonic Kinzhal missiles on ‘military targets’ in Ukraine, according to the defence ministry in Moscow.

    ‘A Kinzhal attack on a fuel and lubricants base from which fuel for Ukrainian armoured vehicles was supplied was launched from the airspace over Crimea,’ said a statement.

    Oleg Mityaev, 47, major general of the Russian army - commander of the elite 150th motorized rifle division, reportedly died in Ukraine

    Major General Vitaly Petrovich Gerasimov was killed on 7 March outside the eastern city of Kharkiv

    Oleg Mityaev, 47, left, major general of the Russian army – commander of the elite 150th motorized rifle division, reportedly died in Ukraine, as well as Major General Vitaly Petrovich Gerasimov, who was killed on 7 March outside the eastern city of Kharkiv (pictured right)

    Commander of the Guards Tank Kantemirovskaya Division, Colonel Andrey Kolesnikov, of the 29th Combined Arms Army became the latest high profile casualty of the war on 11 March after getting killed during fighting

    Commander of the Guards Tank Kantemirovskaya Division, Colonel Andrey Kolesnikov, of the 29th Combined Arms Army became the latest high profile casualty of the war on 11 March after getting killed during fighting

    High-precision airborne missiles also struck a training centre for ‘foreign mercenaries’ near the village of Ovruch, in Zhytomyr Region, claimed then Russians.

    The type of missile strike was not specified.

    ‘More than 100 servicemen of [Ukraine’s] special operations forces and foreign mercenaries were killed.’ 

    Russia’s top brass war casualties 

    First rank captain Andrey Paliy: Deputy commander of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, reportedly involved with Russian marines attacks near Mariupol 

    Sergei Sukharev: Colonel of the 331st Guards Parachute Assault Regiment, Kostroma. He died in Ukraine together with senior sergeant Sergei Lebedev, sergeant Alexander Limonov and corporal Yuri Degtyaryov of the same regiment 

    Major General Oleg Mityaev: Commander of the elite 150th motorized rifle division

    Major General Andrei Kolesnikov: Commander of the 29th Combined Army Army

    Major General Vitaly Gerasimov: First deputy commander of Russia’s 41st army who took part in operations in Syria and Crimea

    Major General Andrei Sukhovetsky: Deputy commander of the 41st Combined Arms Army of the Central Military District killed during a special operation by a sniper

    Colonel Sergei Sukharev of the 331st Guards Parachute Assault Regiment, Kostroma, died in Ukraine together with senior sergeant Sergei Lebedev, sergeant Alexander Limonov and corporal Yuri Degtyaryov of the same regiment

    Colonel Sergei Sukharev of the 331st Guards Parachute Assault Regiment, Kostroma, died in Ukraine together with senior sergeant Sergei Lebedev, sergeant Alexander Limonov and corporal Yuri Degtyaryov of the same regiment

    Oleg Mityaev, 47, major general of the Russian army - commander of the elite 150th motorized rifle division, reportedly died in Ukraine

    Oleg Mityaev, 47, major general of the Russian army – commander of the elite 150th motorized rifle division, reportedly died in Ukraine

    Major General Andrei Kolesnikov of the 29th Combined Arms Army was killed last week in another blow to the Kremlin

    Major General Andrei Kolesnikov of the 29th Combined Arms Army was killed last week in another blow to the Kremlin

    Major General Vitaly Gerasimov was killed last week and was the first deputy commander of Russia's 41st army

    Major General Andrei Sukhovetsky, 47, deputy commander of the 41st Combined Arms Army of the Central Military District, was killed in Ukraine

    Major General Vitaly Gerasimov (left) was killed last week and was  the first deputy commander of Russia’s 41st army. Major General Andrei Sukhovetsky (Right), 47, deputy commander of the 41st Combined Arms Army of the Central Military District, was also killed in Ukraine 

    Colonel Andrei Zakharov: Killed in a Ukrainian ambush near Kyiv

    Lieutenant Colonel Dmitry Safronov: Leader of marine brigade killed after Ukrainian forces recaptured Chernihiv

    Lieutenant Colonel Denis Glebov: Leader of air assault troops killed in Chernihiv

    Colonel Konstantin Zizevsky: Leader of air assault troops killed in the south of Ukraine

    Lieutenant Colonel Denis Glebov

    Lieutenant Colonel Dmitry Safronov

    Lieutenant Colonel Denis Glebov (left) and Lieutenant Colonel Dmitry Safronov (right) died in a battle in Chuhuiv and 

    Colonel Konstantin Zizevsky, who led air assault troops died in the south of Ukraine

    It is not clear exactly when Glushchak (pictured) died, though it is thought to be in early stages of the fighting

    Colonel Konstantin Zizevsky (left), who led air assault troops died in the south of Ukraine and Captain Alexey Glushchak (right), of the GRU intelligence service, who died fighting near Mariupol

    Colonel Andrei Zakharov (pictured right with Vladimir Putin) was killed in an ambush near Kyiv in the opening days of the war

    Colonel Andrei Zakharov (right, with Vladimir Putin) was killed in an ambush near Kyiv in the opening days of the war, while

    General Magomed Tushaev: Chechen special forces leader killed in an ambush near Hostomel

    Vladimir Zhonga: Leader of neo-Nazi Sparta Battalion backed by the Kremlin

    Georgy Dudorov: Deputy commander of the reconnaissance company for the 137th regiment of the 106th Tula Guards Airborne Division

    Aleksey Aleshko: Paratroop intelligence officer that was a graduate of the prestigious Ryazan Guards Higher Airborne School

    Vladimir Zhoga, pictured, was killed in Volnovakha, Ukraine, following the eleventh day of Russia's invasion as Putin's troops fail to make big wins

    Chechen general Magomed Tushaev was one of 56 highly-feared elite soldiers blown up by Ukraine after they joined the Russian invasion with their sights set on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky

    Vladimir Zhoga (left), the leader of a military group from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, was killed in Volnovakha while Chechen general Magomed Tushaev (right) was reported killed in an ambush on an armoured column 

    Georgy Dudorov

    Aleksey Aleshko

    Georgy Dudorov (left), deputy commander of an airborne reconnaissance division, and Aleksey Aleshko (right), a paratroop intelligence officer, have also been killed

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