Russian officials say Sunday that Andrei Pali, deputy commander of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, was killed in clashes between Russian and Ukrainian forces near Mariupol, Ukraine.
“Andrei Nikolayevich Paley was killed in the battle to liberate Mariupol from the Ukrainian Nazis,” Sevastopol Governor Mikhail Rasvojayev wrote in a telegram.
The city, located on the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea, was annexed by Russia in 2014 and is the home port of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.
Mr. According to Rasvojaya, Andrei Polly, a “real officer of military descent” who enjoyed “great power over the Russian navy”, died on Saturday in clashes around the strategic port city of Mariupol in the south. The siege of eastern Ukraine. Russian army for several weeks.
According to Russian media, Andrei Polly was deputy commander of Russian forces in Syria in 2020, where Russia has been intervening militarily since September 2015 in support of forces under the regime of Bashar al-Assad.