Russian major general killed in eastern Ukraine

Roman Kutuzov died during battle in village of Nikolaevka in Luhansk region, says local media.

Russian major general killed in eastern Ukraine

Russian Major General Roman Kutuzov was killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine, local media reported Sunday.

Kutuzov died during a battle in the village of Nikolaevka in the Luhansk region, reports said, citing a post by Russian state television correspondent Alexander Sladkov on Telegram.

Later, the Military Informant Telegram channel confirmed the killing of the general.

According to UN estimates, at least 4,183 civilians have been killed and 5,014 injured in Ukraine since the war began with Russia, with the true toll believed to be much higher.

More than 6.9 million people have fled to other countries, while more than 7.7 million have been internally displaced, according to the UN refugee agency.

Hüseyin Demir