Eighth Russian colonel Denis Kurilo killed in Kharkiv, Ukraine claims
The Independent says an eighth Russian colonel has reportedly been killed in Ukraine as Vladimir Putin’s troops continue to be hit by major setbacks more than a month into the war.
Colonel Denis Kurilo was “liquidated” by Ukraine soldiers amid fighting near Kharkiv earlier this week, the Ukrainian military said.
Western officials believe that around 20 Russian generals were deployed to Ukraine, meaning that if all the reported deaths are confirmed, nearly half have been killed in action since the invasion started on 24 February.
Mr Kurilo was in charge of the 200th separate motorised rifle brigade and had been leading Russia’s push into Ukraine’s second-largest city.
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