Russian military’s fourth General has been killed in the ongoing war in Ukraine on Tuesday.
Ukrainian Interior Ministry adviser Anton Gerashchenko said that Major General Oleg Mityaev was killed on Tuesday during the storming of Mariupol. Ukrainian official also published on Telegram picture of the Russian General killed in the war.
Mityaev, 46, commanded the 150th motorised rifle division and had fought in Syria, Gerashchenko said. There was no confirmation of the death from Russia.So far, four army generals of Russia have been killed in the war.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy reported the death of another Russian general in his nighttime address but didn’t name him.
Russia takes 500 hostage in Mariupol hospital
Russian troops have seized a hospital in Mariupol and took about 500 people hostage during another assault on the southern port city, regional leader Pavlo Kyrylenko said.
Russians troops drove 400 people from neighboring houses into Regional Intensive Care Hospital, Kyrylenko said on the messaging app Telegram. About 100 doctors and patients also are believed to be inside, he said.
The troops are using those inside the hospital as human shields and are not allowing anyone to leave, he said. “It’s impossible to leave the hospital, they are shooting hard,” Kyrylenko said.