Russia, commander killed in the park: Ukraine revenge?

Stanislav shot dead in Krasnodar while jogging. He was blamed for the Vinnytsia massacre

Former Black Sea Fleet submarine commander Stanislav Rzhitskiy, 42, was shot dead while jogging in the Russian city of Krasnodar. The news, circulated yesterday evening on anonymous Russian Telegram channels, and then confirmed by local authorities, is being reiterated today in more detail by the Ukrainian intelligence services of the DIA, writes Ukrainska Pravda.

According to Ukrainian services, Rzhitskiy, currently deputy head of the mobilization department, was killed around 6.00 yesterday morning by several shots fired from a Makarov pistol. The soldier, who was jogging in a Krasnodar park, died on the spot. “The park was deserted due to heavy rain and there are no witnesses who can provide details or identify who fired,” notes Dia.

In early July, the Nashi Hroshi.Lviv site had identified the commanders of the submarines of the Black Sea Fleet. Rzhitskiy had been indicated as the commander of the Krasnodar submarine and according to journalists he was involved in the Kalibr missile attack which in July 2022 provoked 27 died in the Ukrainian city of Vinnytsia.

Furthermore, in the last few hours, Russian general Oleg Yuriyovych Tsokov was reportedly killed near the occupied Ukrainian city of Berdyansk. This was stated by Petro Andryushchenko, adviser to the mayor of Mariupol, in a post on Telegram taken up by Rbc Ukraine.

According to Andryushchenko, Tsokov was already injured in September 2022, but survived then. The news of the general’s death has so far not been confirmed by the Russian side, but was relaunched on Twitter by Anton Gerashchenko, adviser to the Ukrainian Ministry of the Interior. Tsokov, he recalls, took part in the two wars in Chechnya and the one in Syria. Since August 2022, he has commanded the 144th Motorized Rifle Division of the 20th Combined Army of the Russian Federation. Tsokov was subjected to sanctions by the EU, Great Britain and New Zealand.