In the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, a Russian military commander named Andrey Paliy was reportedly gunned down and killed, according to allegations from Russian social media. The 51-year-old was Russia’s highest-ranking military commander to die since the Ukraine incursion began a month ago. His position in the Black Sea fleet was that of commander. Near Mariupol, Ukrainian soldiers opened fire on him, ultimately leading to his death.
According to The Telegraph, a member on the Russian social networking platform V Kontakte called Konstantin Tsarenko posted about the passing of Paliy. Tsarenko and Paliy were students at the Russian Naval School in Sevastopol when they first crossed paths. Since then, Tsarenko has deleted the tweet from his account. As stated by the magazine, Igor Savostin, a retired navy captain, was said to have been another individual engaged in Paliy’s killing.
Andrey Paliy was a commander who was killed in the conflict that is now going on
Andrey Paliy is a native of Kyiv, but after the collapse of the Soviet Union, he swore allegiance to the Kremlin. Eventually, he uprooted his life and moved to Russia, where he enlisted in the Russian navy. He supervised Russian forces in the Black Sea as second in command. In 2021, when the city turns 50, its military museum will honour him. Andrey Paliy was praised at the memorial for his bravery when he parachuted into the freezing Black Sea in January of 2021.
The statement praises Paliy’s professionalism, humanism, ethics, honesty, and wit. The Ukrainian conflict took out another high-ranking Russian commander, and this time it was Lieutenant-General Andrey Mordvichev. Prior to Paliy’s passing, the deaths of four other high-ranking Russian officials had already been due to the conflict. Mordvichev was killed after Ukrainian soldiers blew up a command post at an airport in the city of Kherson, a port city in southern Ukraine. Mordvichev’s death followed that of Maj. Gen. Oleg Mityaev had served in Syria for a few days.
Along with Mityaev, the major generals Vitaly Gerasimov, Andrei Kolesnikov, and Andrei Sukhovetsky, as well as officials from the Ukrainian government, have been accused of carrying out the murder. The loss of Russian Major General Andrei Sukhovetsky at the hands of Ukrainian defenders was one of Russia’s most devastating blows. The news website Pravda, which the Kremlin supports, reported that Sukhovetsky had been killed in Ukraine “during a special operation.” Dan Hoffman, who served as station director and CIA officer in the past, argues that his passing would have significant repercussions.
U.S. intelligence agencies estimate that roughly 7,000 Russian soldiers have been killed in the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, which is nearly equal to the total number of U.S. deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq over the past two decades, according to an investigation published last week in The New York Times. During the fight, which lasted for a total of 25 days, it is estimated that hundreds of Ukrainian troops lost their lives.