A Russian general has died in Donbas, Russian state media said, citing the Telegram channel of a war correspondent Sunday.
The Russian general was identified as Roman Kutuzov by Russian state media and Ukrainian Armed Forces.
“According to military correspondent Alexander Sladkov’s Telegram channel, Kutuzov, a native of the Airborne Forces, led people into the attack and died in battle,” Russia 24 said.
Ukrainian Armed Forces also said Kutuzov had died.
“Major General Roman Kutuzov, Commander of the 1st Army Corps (Orcs) of the [DPR], has been officially denazified and demilitarized,” the Armed Forces of Ukraine said Sunday in a Facebook post.
Prior to being sent to the Donetsk People’s Republic, Kutuzov served as chief of staff of the 29th combined-arms army of the Eastern Military District of Russia, according to Ukrainian independent news agency UNIAN journalist Roman Tsymbalyuk.