During the war in Ukraine, the deputy commander of the 14th Army Corps of the Russian Armed Forces, Major General Vladimir Zavadsky, died. Ukrainian and Russian media report this. A message about Zavadsky’s death also appeared in the VKontakte group of the Interregional Public Organization of Graduates of the Moscow Higher Military Command School named after the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR “Kremlin” (MROO “Kremlin”).
According to MROO “Kremlin”, Zavadsky died on Tuesday, November 28, but the place and circumstances of his death are not known.
The Ukrainian agency UNIAN, as well as the telegram channel “VChK-OGPU” and a number of Russian military websites claim that Zavadsky was blown up by a mine, and not in the combat zone, but in the rear. Other details of his death have not been reported.
“Important Stories” claims that Zavadsky became the seventh Russian military man of this rank to die in the war in Ukraine. Earlier it was reported about the death in Berdyansk this summer of the deputy commander of the Southern Military District, Lieutenant General Oleg Tsokov. His death was confirmed by State Duma Deputy, former commander of the 58th Army Andrei Gurulev.
The Russian Ministry of Defense does not confirm or deny such reports.
In their investigation, journalists from Mediazona and the BBC Russian Service found that as of early November 2023, 2,778 Russian officers were killed in the war in Ukraine, 323 of them with the rank of lieutenant colonel and above. Investigators also noted that in the first two weeks of November, 14 military personnel with the rank of lieutenant colonel and above were killed. “This is almost a record: Russia suffered comparable losses among high-ranking officers only last summer, when Ukraine began using long-range HIMARS missiles. Now such an increase can be partially explained by the appearance of ATACMS missiles at the front,” journalists of the publications believe.