© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A view reveals navy automobiles destroyed throughout Ukraine-Russia battle within the city of Rubizhne within the Luhansk area, Ukraine June 1, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko/File Picture
LONDON (Reuters) – A Russian common was killed in japanese Ukraine, a Russian state media journalist stated on Sunday, including to the string of high-ranking navy casualties sustained by Moscow.
The report, revealed on the Telegram messaging app by state tv reporter Alexander Sladkov, didn’t say exactly when and the place Main Common Roman Kutuzov was killed.
There was no rapid remark from the Russian defence ministry.
Russian forces have intensified assaults to seize Sievierodonetsk, a key metropolis in Ukraine’s japanese Donbas area that Moscow is concentrating on after failing to take the capital Kyiv early within the struggle.
Russia already classifies navy deaths as state secrets and techniques even in occasions of peace and has not up to date its official casualty figures in Ukraine since March 25, when it stated that 1,351 Russian troopers had been killed because the begin of its navy marketing campaign on Feb. 24.
Russia says it’s finishing up “particular navy operation” designed to demilitarise Ukraine and rid it of nationalists threatening the Russian-speaking inhabitants. Ukraine and Western nations dismiss Russia’s claims as a pretext to invade.
Britain’s defence ministry stated on Monday that Russia appeared to have suffered important losses amongst mid- and junior-ranking officers in Ukraine.