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Ukraine’s top general gravely wounded in Russian strike – RIA

Valery Zaluzhny won’t be able to command Kiev’s forces anymore due to head trauma, a source told the agency

General Valery Zaluzhny, commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian armed forces, who had disappeared from the public eye in recent weeks, was seriously wounded some weeks ago in a Russian strike near the city of Kherson, a security source told RIA Novosti.

Zaluzhny suffered a head trauma and numerous shrapnel wounds in early May, in a missile attack on a Ukrainian command post not far from the village of Posad-Pokrovskoe, the agency reported on Wednesday.

The general had undergone a craniotomy at a military hospital in Kiev after the strike, the source claimed. The prognosis by the doctors is that the 49-year-old is going to live but won’t be able to execute his duties as commander anymore, he added.


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Zaluzhny’s condition is further complicated by the fact that he has an underlying condition namely diabetes, the agency also reported.

May 24, 2023 at 05:50PM


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