Russia confirmed the death of its two Naval officers killed in Berdyansk during a battle with Ukrainian forces. Alexander Chirva, Russia’s 3rd rank captain and commander of the Russian large landing ship ‘Caesar Kunikov’, was killed in Berdyansk.
Russian state news agency TASS confirmed on Monday that one of its senior Russian naval officers died in Ukraine. According to TASS, “Ceasar Kunikov” was killed in the occupied Ukrainian port of Berdyansk on the Sea of Azov.
Governor of Sevastopol Mikhail Razvozhayev said we said goodbye to Alexander Grigorievich Chirva and the commander of the large landing ship “Ceasar Kunikov” of the 197th Brigade of the landing ships of the Black Sea Fleet, the Captain of the Third Rank ”
Alexander Chirva was seriously injured after a Russian landing ship was attacked by Ukrainian forces in the southern port city of Berdyansk. On 24 March, in Azov Russian landing ship “Saratov” was destroyed in the attack on the occupied Berdiansk port.
Although the circumstances of Chirva’s death are unknown, earlier on March 24, Ukraine’s General Staff reported that Caesar Kunikov was neutralized after Ukrainian attack near the port city of Berdyansk.
Important War Updates
- Russian forces stepped up offensive and assault operations in several directions in the east of Ukraine. Russia continues to form additional military units in occupied Crimea and in the bordering Rostov Oblast.
- According to the administration, as of April 18, Russian forces abducted a total of 155 residents in Zaporizhzhia Oblast, 86 of which were released.
- The Russian invaders promise compensation in rubles only to those Ukrainians who agree to receive IDs issued by them.
- Vyacheslav Trubnikov, ex-head of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service and ambassador to India, died on April 18 at the age of 77, the Russian state-run TASS news agency reported. The cause of death is unknown.