A statement issued by Ukraine’s General Intelligence Directorate (GUR) on March 7 stated that the chief of staff of Russia’s 41st Army and The deputy commander was killed along with several other officers. But it is not known when or how he was killed.
Russia does not disclose losses
On March 2, the state news agency RIA Novosti quoted the ministry as saying that 498 Russian soldiers had been killed and 1,597 wounded.
Ukraine claims more than 11,000 Russian soldiers have been killed. It is impossible to confirm this figure independently.
Two GUR audio recordings show two Russian intelligence officers discussing the fighting situation.
One of the officers regrets Gerasimov’s death. The two then discuss the weakness of coded communication used by Russian forces.
Deputy Commander of the 41st Army, General Andrey Sukhovetskywas reportedly killed in fighting in Ukraine two weeks ago.