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Report: Russian General Oleg Tsukov, “liquidated” by a Storm Shadow missile in Ukraine

Report: Russian General Oleg Tsukov, “liquidated” by a Storm Shadow missile in Ukraine


Ukraine war

July 12, 2023 | 2:38 p.m

A high-ranking Russian general has been killed in a Storm Shadow missile attack on an occupied Ukrainian city, according to reports from both countries.

Lieutenant General Oleg Tsukov died on Monday when a volley of cruise missiles destroyed the Dune hotel in Berdyansk in the southern Zaporizhia region, where Russian military leaders were housed.

“It is reported that today in the Berdyansk region, Russian General Oleg Yuryovich Tsukov was eliminated,” Petro Andryushenko, adviser to the Ukrainian mayor of Mariupol, He wrote happily on his Telegram channel.

Andryushenko recalled that in September 2022, Tsoukov, commander of Russia’s 144th Motorized Motorized Division, was seriously wounded in action but survived.

And the mayor’s adviser joked: “Now they say that his mobilization in the tomb is complete.”

It seems that Yuriy Misyagin, a member of the Verkhovna Rada, is also celebrating the death of the violent general.

“The British ‘Storm Shadow’ neatly came to visit,” he commented, referring to the long-range cruise missiles jointly developed by the UK and France that were supplied to Ukraine in May.

Russian General Oleg Tsukov was killed in a missile strike on the occupied city of Berdyansk, Ukraine.
Smoke rises from buildings after the Storm Shadow missile attack on Russia in Berdyansk on July 11, 2023.
The Storm Shadow cruise missiles that hit the hotel were jointly developed by the UK and France and delivered to Ukraine in May.
Associated Press/Louis Jolly

Although the Russian Defense Ministry has not officially confirmed the military commander’s death, Andrei Gorolev, a member of the State Duma – Russia’s legislature – corroborated multiple media reports from both Ukrainian media and pro-Moscow military bloggers.

“Yes,” Gorolev said during the broadcast of the talk show “60 Minutes” on Tuesday on the state-controlled channel Russia-1. “Unfortunately, [Tsokov] He died heroically. This man deserves tremendous respect; He has insane power in the armed forces, and that’s right.”

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Gorolev added that following his near-fatal combat injury in the occupied Luhansk region last year, Tsukov had the opportunity to be medically discharged from the army, but said the general had decided to return to the front lines “to fight.”

A member of the Russian State Duma confirmed Tskov’s death.
Social Media / east2west news
Smoke from the Ukrainian missile strike on occupied Berdyansk.
The Russian Defense Ministry has not yet confirmed the general’s death.
Social Media / east2west news

Tsoukov, who was promoted to first lieutenant earlier this year, had previously been sanctioned by the European Union, the United Kingdom and New Zealand for his participation in the Ukraine war.

Russian state media reported that Tsukov was a highly decorated veteran of two wars in Chechnya and a military campaign in Syria.

More than 20 Russian generals have been killed in Ukraine since the war began, according to data from Japan’s intelligence services.

Retired Gen. Kiyofumi Iwata, former chief of staff of Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Forces, was quoted by the Nikkei newspaper in February as calling the death toll “incredibly high.”

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