A general of Russian troops besieging the Ukrainian port of Mariupol has been killed in a battle in Kiev, and his body was buried in St. Petersburg on Saturday.
The governor has given this information. Russia’s Major General Vladimir Frolov was the Deputy Commander of the 8th Army. According to Russian media, this army unit is among the Russian troops stationed in Mariupol for weeks. Alexander Baglov, the governor of St. Petersburg, Russia, said in a statement that Frolov had died like a hero in battle.
He did not say when or where Frolov died. A photo posted on a Russian news website shows red and white flowers on Frolov’s grave in St. Petersburg Cemetery. Ukraine has claimed that many Russian generals and other high-ranking officials were killed in the war.
Frustrated by Ukraine’s continued attacks on Russian territory and the sinking of a Russian warship in the Black Sea, Moscow has threatened a new missile attack on Kiev.
Ukrainian officials say more than 200 bodies have been found outside the capital, Kiev. Police said most of the people were shot. Russian forces have stepped up preparations for a fresh offensive in eastern Ukraine, while fighting continues in the southern port city of Mariupol, where locals have reported that Russian troops have been removing bodies.
Seven people, including a seven-month-old baby, were killed and eight others were injured in a shooting at a residential area in the northeastern city of Kharkiv, according to regional governor Oleh Sinehubov.
The mayor of the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, Vitaly Klitschko, said in an online post that the capital’s eastern district of Darnitsky had been cordoned off and “exploded” on Saturday. He said rescue workers and medical personnel were present at the scene and details of the victims would be provided later.