The British Ministry of Defence has confirmed that Russian Major General Sergey Goryachev was killed in a strike on a command post in southern Ukraine on June 12. Goryachev was the first Russian general to be killed in combat since the start of 2023.
Goryachev was the chief of staff of the 35th Combined Arms Army, and his death is a significant blow to the Russian military. He was a senior officer with a wealth of experience, and his death will be a major setback for the Russian forces.
The death of Goryachev is also a morale boost for the Ukrainians, who have been fighting bravely against overwhelming odds. The Ukrainian military has claimed to have made some gains in the counteroffensive, and they are continuing to push the Russians back.
The Russian military has responded to the Ukrainian counteroffensive by bringing in reserves from other parts of Ukraine. However, the Ukrainians are confident that they can defeat the Russians, and they are calling on the international community to provide more military aid.
The war in Ukraine is a tragedy for the people of Ukraine, and it is a threat to global peace and security. The international community must do more to support Ukraine, and they must work to bring an end to this conflict as soon as possible.