Breaking: Ukraine Troops Kill Another Russian General, Major General Vitaly Gerasimo

Breaking: Ukraine Troops Kill Another Russian General, Major General Vitaly Gerasimo

  • Major General Vitaly Gerasimov, first deputy commander of Russia’s 41st army has reportedly been killed
  • The news of his death was announced by the Chief Directorate of Intelligence of Ukraine’s defence ministry
  • Gerasimov becomes the second general to have lost his life after General Andrei Sukhovetsky in the ongoing invasion by Russia

In what will come as a big blow to Russians, one of their generals has lost his life in the invasion of Ukraine as orchestrated by President Vladimir Putin.

According to Ukraine’s military intelligence on Facebook, Ukrainian forces have killed the Russian general near the besieged city of Kharkiv.

The victim, Major General Vitaly Gerasimov, first deputy commander of Russia’s 41st army, was killed on Monday, March 8, becoming the second Russian senior commander to die in the widely condemned invasion.

Ukraine troops kill Major General Vitaly Gerasimo
Ukraine’s military intelligence has said that Ukrainian forces have killed a Russian general. Photo: Ministry of Defense of Ukraine
Source: Facebook

Another Russian general, Andrei Sukhovetsky, also a deputy commander of the 41st army, was reported killed at the end of February.

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Ukraine says its forces have killed more than 11,000 Russian troops. Russia has confirmed about 500 losses. Neither side has disclosed Ukrainian casualties.

Amid Russia's invasion, Ukrainian, 17 others receive huge award in Nigeria

Meanwhile, reported that amid the intensified invasion of Ukraine by Russian military troops, the country seems not to be deterred in its effort to shine bright in the film industry. Olesya Morgunets-Isaenko from Ukraine won the award for Best Picture in the film Carol of the Bells at the Women's International Film Festival Nigeria (WIFFEN 2022) on Saturday, March 5.

The award ceremony which took place at the International Conference Centre in Abuja was organised by Girls Voices Initiative’s Girl Nation Academy in partnership with the French Embassy’s PISCCA Program and other partners.

All the ambassadors of various countries in Nigeria who were present at the event including the French ambassador represented by Rafael Pont, head of cooperation and cultural affairs at the embassy and Esmond Reid, the Jamaican High Commissioner to Nigeria received the award on behalf of Morgunets-Isaenko.

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Foreign minister finally reveals Nigeria's position

In another report, the Nigerian government finally revealed its position on the Russian war against Ukraine.

Foreign affairs minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, said the Nigerian government does not condone Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Onyeama added that the Nigerian government would act in accordance with the United Nations.

According to him, the Buhari-led administration will comply with UN resolution should sanctions be imposed on Russia.


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