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The commander of the Black Sea fleet was ‘shot dead’ by Ukrainian forces when Putin’s first naval officer fell

UKRAINIAN forces claim to have shot dead the Deputy Commander of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in another deadly blow to Vladimir Putin’s forces.

First class captain Andrey Paliy, 51, is the first senior Russian naval officer to die in the war with Ukraine to date.

Ukraine claims to have killed Russian naval commander Andrey Paliy

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Ukraine claims to have killed Russian naval commander Andrey PaliyCredit: East2West
The 51-year-old is believed to have died in the fighting near Mariupol

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The 51-year-old is believed to have died in the fighting near MariupolCredit: East2West
The exact circumstances behind his death are yet to be revealed

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The exact circumstances behind his death are yet to be revealedCredit: East2West

He is believed to have participated in Russian sea raids near the port city of Mariupol when he died, although the exact circumstances of his reported death are not known.

Moscow has yet to officially acknowledge his death, but it appears to have been confirmed by his Russian colleague Konstantin Tsarenko, secretary of the publicity panel at the Sevastopol Nakhimov Naval School.

Ukrainian official Anton Gerashchenko also claimed Paliy was killed earlier on Sunday without giving further details.

Paliy was born in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv but refused to take the oath of office in the Ukrainian army in 1993, choosing instead to serve in Russia’s Northern Fleet.

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Before that, he served on the Russian nuclear missile cruiser “Peter the Great”, and was deputy director of the Russian naval academy in Sevastopol, in the annexed territory of Crimea.

It comes like Ukraine claims to have killed fifth Russian generalfurther undermined the resolve of Putin’s military.

Lieutenant General Andrei Mordvichev, commander of the 8th Combined Armed Forces Army, was killed in the fighting at Chornobaivka, near the city of Kherson, in the south of the country.

Major General Oleg Mityaev, 47 years oldwas killed in Mariupol on Wednesday, bringing the total Russian Officers sacrificed since the beginning of the war to 13 people.

A photo of the body of a military officer is decorated by adviser Anton Gerashchenko of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.

Lieutenant General Andrei Mordovichev – commander of the 8th Army – died in the fighting on Friday night after a heavy blow to the Vladimir Putinof the invasion of Ukraine.

The military boss is believed to have been killed at the Russian-controlled Kherson Airport, which has been subjected to Ukrainian air strikes over the past few days.

A statement from the General Staff of the Army in Kyiv read: “Due to being shelled by the Ukrainian Armed Forces at the enemy, the Commander of the 8th All-Army Army Corps of the Southern Military District of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation , Lieutenant General Andrey Mordvishev was killed.”

He was the top Russian military official killed in the war.


It comes as…


Russia confirmed the death of Colonel Sergei Sukharev of the 331st Guards Parachute Regiment on Friday.

The elite paratrooper commander died after fierce fighting near Hostomel.

His death followed the death of a spy captain during a “top secret” operation in Ukraine, meaning Vladimir Putin has now lost a total of 13 commanders during the invasion.

Military intelligence spy GRU Captain Alexey Glushchak, 31, from Tyumen in Siberia, died in the carnage in Mariupol but details of his death are yet to be revealed.

“Due to the strict secrecy of military operations, the circumstances of the hero Tyumen’s death were not disclosed,” a statement read.

Lieutenant General Andrey Mordovichev, believed to be the fifth Russian general to die in Ukraine

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Lieutenant General Andrey Mordovichev, believed to be the fifth Russian general to die in UkraineCredit: East2West
Oleg Mityaev died in the storm Mariupol

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Oleg Mityaev died in the storm MariupolCredit: East2West
The general is the commander of the 150 mechanized division

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The general is the commander of the 150 mechanized divisionCredit: East2West
SWAT team major, Major Viktor Maksimchuk also died in Mariupol

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SWAT team major, Major Viktor Maksimchuk also died in MariupolCredit: East2West
Captain Alexey Glushchak was another officer killed in the city

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Captain Alexey Glushchak was another officer killed in the cityCredit: East2West

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The GRU was behind the poisoning of fugitive agent Sergei Skripal with Novichok in Salisbury.

Images emerged of Glushchak’s stepfather’s funeral in Russia, where he was buried with full military honors and an honor guard.

On the day the military intelligence officer died, he spoke to both his wife and mother in Russia, it was revealed.

He called to congratulate them on International Women’s Day but later that evening they learned he had been killed.

His death coincided with the first expressions of anger and frustration at the number of coffins currently returning to Russia, although those officially recognized as having been dropped in Ukraine are considered a The fraction of the total that best estimates suggest is now in the thousands. .

Glushchak will be decorated after.

Colonel Andrei Zakharov was killed in an ambush near Kyiv

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Colonel Andrei Zakharov was killed in an ambush near Kyiv
Glushchak was buried with full military honors and an honor guard

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Glushchak was buried with full military honors and an honor guardCredit: East2West
Vitaly Gerasimov was killed outside Kharkiv

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Vitaly Gerasimov was killed outside Kharkiv
Lieutenant Colonel Denis Glebov died in battle at Chuhuiv

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Lieutenant Colonel Denis Glebov died in battle at Chuhuiv
A funeral was also held for Vladimir Plekhanov, 24 years old

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A funeral was also held for Vladimir Plekhanov, 24 years oldCredit: East2West
Sagyndyk Kudaibergeno was killed in a fire on February 26

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Sagyndyk Kudaibergeno was killed in a fire on February 26Credit: East2West
Lieutenant Colonel Dmitry Safronov was killed in Chuhuiv

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Lieutenant Colonel Dmitry Safronov was killed in ChuhuivCredit: Twitter
Vladimir Zhonga is the leader of the Sparta Battalion, a military unit of the Neo Nazis

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Vladimir Zhonga is the leader of the Sparta Battalion, a military unit of the Neo Nazis
Colonel Konstantin Zizevsky was killed in southern Ukraine

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Colonel Konstantin Zizevsky was killed in southern Ukraine

A funeral was also held for Corporal Danil Novolodsky, 24, a senior gunner in an air assault battery.

He was awarded the Order of Courage by a decree signed by Vladimir Putin.

Another funeral was held for 24 year old Vladimir Plekhanov, an orphan raised by a family.

Sagyndyk Kudaibergenov, 22, from Tyumen, like the GRU agent, was buried with military honors, the report said.

He was killed in a mortar fire while deploying communication equipment across the river.

Kudaibergenov was killed on February 26, but his funeral took place only on March 11.

It is reported that Russia is secretly transporting corpses of Russian soldiers who fell home at night on trains and ambulances through Belarus, to try to hide the true scale of the death toll.

According to US military sources, about 7,000 Russian soldiers are believed to have been killed and 21,000 wounded.

As Putin’s forces faced heavy losses, they stepped up their indiscriminate attacks on civilian targets.

On Sunday, Russia is said to have bombed a school in Mariupol where 400 people were hiding from the shelling.

Several women and children are believed to be trapped under the rubble.

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