Deputy Commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, Andre Palais killed in fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces near Mariupol, Ukraine, Russian officials announced yesterday, reported REUTERS.
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 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.
Russia held a funeral service for the deputy commander of its Black Sea Fleet in annexed Crimea on Wednesday, the latest in what Ukraine says is a string of high-ranking Russian military casualties since Moscow invaded on Feb. 24.
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