One of Russia’s top paratroop commandants has been killed in Ukraine in the furthest down-the-line catastrophe for Vladimir Putin’s incapacitating conflict exertion.

The demise of Colonel Sergei Sukharev, of the 331st Guards Parachute Assault Regiment from Kostroma, was affirmed by state TV in Moscow.

Prior his “liquidation” had been asserted by Ukraine’s Center for Strategic Communication and Information Security.

“Commander of the Kostroma Airborne Regiment, Colonel Sergei Sukharev…got lost in the ‘[military] exercises’, but returned home the right way,” said the Ukrainian statement.

His deputy Major Sergei Krylov was killed alongside him, said the report.

Russia recognized that senior sergeant Sergei Lebedev, sergeant Alexander Limonov and corporal Yuri Degtyaryov were additionally killed.

Sukharev was seen on Russian TV in January when he drove his soldiers back from Kazakhstan where they had been sent following an influx of fights.

Russia portrayed its central goal as “peacekeeping” and Sukharev said his powers safeguarded a crucial power plant in Almaty.

Likewise killed in the most recent Ukrainian battling was military insight official Sergey Vishnyakov, of the GRU’s 22nd Separate Special Forces Brigade.