Zaporizhia Ambush: Russian General’s Murder Sends Shockwaves

A senior Russian general was killed in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine. Here are the details: The Chief of Staff of the 35th Combined Arms Army, Major General Sergei Goryachev, was killed in an enemy missile attack.
There is no independent verification of the death of Goryachev, and no word from the Russian Defense Ministry.

Zaporizhzhia is located in Zaporizhzhia Oblast, which has been under Russian occupation since February 2022.The Russian occupation of Zaporizhzhia Oblast began on February 24, 2022, after Russian forces invaded Ukraine and began capturing the southern portion of Zaporizhzhia Oblast.

The capital of Zaporizhzhia Oblast, Zaporizhzhia, has not been taken by the Russian army and remains under Ukrainian control. As of July 11, 2022, Ukrainian sources claimed that 14 Russian generals had been killed during the invasion.

Russia has released little information over casualties from the fighting, but several independent media reports have said the number of senior Russian armed officials killed in Ukraine is much higher.

Major General Sergei Goryachev was a commander in the Russian invasion of Ukraine. He served as the Chief of Staff of the 35th Combined Arms Army. He was also the commander of the 5th Separate Tank Brigade during the invasion. On June 12, 2023, he was reportedly killed during fighting in the Zaporizhzhia region
1. His exact role in the invasion is not clear from the search results, but as Chief of Staff, he would have been responsible for overseeing the operations of the 35th Combined Arms Army.

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