Decorated Russian general blows up on landmine in Ukraine possibly placed by another unit

A decorated Russian military commander has died in Ukraine after being blown up by a landmine that may have been planted by another unit fighting Kiev forces.

Maj. Gen. Vladimir Zavadsky, 45, deputy commander of the 14th Army Corps, died Tuesday, according to a social media post from Moscow’s Higher Combined Arms Command School. Zavadsky graduated from the military school, known as MROO “Kremlin”, in 2000.

Zavadsky was not killed in combat, but was killed in a mine explosion in the rear during a “pointless” transfer of his unit, reported the VChK-OGPU Telegram channel, which claims to have close ties to the Russian security services.

“The investigation is considering the possibility of an explosion in a mine, which had previously been placed by a neighboring unit in order to combat the enemy.” [sabotage and reconnaissance unit]”the channel reported, citing an anonymous source.

Maj. Gen. Vladimir Zavadsky, 45, deputy commander of the 14th Army Corps, died Tuesday in a mine explosion in Ukraine. Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation The mine that killed the decorated commander may have been planted by another Russian unit to stop Ukrainian saboteurs (file photo). fake images

Meanwhile, efforts were allegedly being made to blame Zavadsky’s death on a Ukrainian artillery attack.

The Russian Defense Ministry has not yet confirmed the general’s death.

During his more than two decades of military service, Zavadsky commanded a motorized rifle battalion, platoon and company, and received an award for bravery. He is survived by his wife, Oksana, and his two children.

Zavadsky is at least the 12th Russian general killed since the start of the war in Ukraine in February 2022, the Russian Telegram channel “Important Stories” reported.

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Ukrainian soldiers search for landmines in a cemetery in a forest on the outskirts of Izyum, eastern Ukraine. AFP via Getty Images Zavadsky is believed to be at least the 12th Russian general to die in Ukraine. @uniannet / Telegram

However, according to information from Japanese intelligence services, the number of fatalities among senior Russian officers could reach 20.

In July, Lt. Gen. Oleg Tsokov was killed when a barrage of Storm Shadow missiles destroyed a hotel in the occupied city of Berdiansk, where Russian military commanders were staying.

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