Ground Report | New Delhi: Who was Alexei Sharov; The war between Russia and Ukraine is on its 28th day and the fifteenth Russian commander died in the war that began on February 24 with the death of Putin. Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov said Russia will only use nuclear weapons if there is a threat to its existence.
The statement received a response from the Pentagon. “It is dangerous for the Kremlin not to deactivate the nuclear option,” the statement said. Here are the latest developments in the war between Russia and Ukraine, minute by minute.
Sharov was commander of the 810th Separate Guards Order of the Zhukov Brigade of the Russian Marine Corps. He was killed in Mariupol, where more than 200,000 people are trapped in the southern Ukrainian city.
The city is being razed to the ground by Vladimir Putin’s siege forces, fighting fierce Ukrainian resistance. Sharov’s death was revealed by Ukrainian army officer Anatoliy Stefan on his social media accounts.
The Pentagon estimates that 7,000 Russian soldiers died in the war. According to the statement of the Ukrainian side, this number exceeds 14 thousand. The Russian Ministry of Defense announced that 498 soldiers died in this occupation, which it described as a ‘special military operation’.
However, the data is dated March 2 and has never been updated since then. Yesterday, the daily Komsomolskaya Pravda, known for its closeness to the Kremlin, sparked a debate by announcing the Russian army’s losses on its website.
The Russian newspaper announced that 9,861 soldiers were killed and 16,153 soldiers were wounded. However, the news was removed from the site in no time. The paper’s editor, Vladimir Sungorkin, told the BBC that he was added to the story as a result of a cyber attack and that the paper would make a statement on the matter. (Who was Alexei Sharov)