Deputy Commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, Andre Palaiskilled in fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces near Mariupol, Ukraine, Russian officials announced today.
According to Sevastopol governor Mikhail Razvozasev, Andres Palik was “a true officer of a military dynasty” who had “great authority in the Russian fleet”, died in a clash on Saturday in the area of Mariupol, a strategic port city in southeast Ukraine. , was besieged by the Russian army for several weeks.
According to Russian media, Andrei Palik was deputy commander of the Russian military in Syria in 2020, where Russia has militarily intervened in support of the Bashar al-Assad regime’s forces since September 2015.
On 24 February, Russia launched a military offensive in Ukraine that inflicted at least 902 deaths and 1,459 injuries in the civilian population, including more than 170 children, and caused the flight of more than 10 million people, including more than 3.3 million from its neighbors. countries were involved. According to the latest data from the United Nations.
According to the United Nations, about 13 million people in Ukraine are in need of humanitarian aid.
The Russian invasion was condemned by the international community in general, which responded by sending arms to Ukraine and tightening economic and political sanctions on Moscow.