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Ukraine: We just killed another Russian general

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Ukraine is claiming that a Russian general was killed during a battle near Kharkiv, although the Pentagon had not yet confirmed the claim, The Hill reports.

Maj. Gen. Vitaly Gerasimov — a “chief of staff and first deputy commander of the 41st Army of the Central Military District of Russia” was killed along with a “number of senior Russian army officers,” Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense said in a statement Monday.

Ukraine’s statement, which did not say how or when Gerasimov was killed, said the military commander was a veteran of Russian campaigns in Chechnya, Syria and the annexation of Crimea.

Should it be accurate, Gerasimov’s death would make him the second Russian general killed in the now 13-day incursion into Ukraine.

Read the full report over at The Hill

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