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The eighth Russian general was killed in Ukraine in another crushing blow to Putin’s failed invasion after 20,000 troops were lost

RUSSIA has lost its eighth general in fighting in Ukraine in another crushing blow to Vladimir Putin’s war effort.

It is estimated that the Russian tyrant’s invasion has already failed cost the lives of 20,000 soldiers.

A destroyed tank in Rusaniv near Kyiv

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A destroyed tank in Rusaniv near KyivCredit: EPA
Major General Vladimir Frolov was buried in St. Petersburg

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Major General Vladimir Frolov was buried in St. PetersburgPhoto credit: East2West
A building in Kharkiv was completely destroyed after a shelling

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A building in Kharkiv was completely destroyed after a shellingCredit: EPA

And Major General Vladimir Frolov, deputy commander of the 8th Combined Arms Army, is the eighth Russian general to be killed in action.

Major Frovolov was buried in St. Petersburg with full military honors.

The exact details of how and where he died have not been released.

He “sacrificed his life so that children, women and the elderly in Donbass would not hear bombs exploding again,” said St. Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov, a close Putin ally.

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The general came from a military family and “died the brave’s death fighting Ukrainian nationalists,” Beglov said at his funeral.

He was “a true patriot, a brave and courageous man” who “honestly and to the end has fulfilled his military and human duty.

“People will not forget their heroes. Eternal memory of him.”

Russia also lost another colonel, Miras Bashakov, a tank battalion commander, according to reports today.

He was the 34th senior officer known to have died in a war that bled Putin’s top leadership dry on the battlefield.

The scale of the high-level casualties contradicts Vladimir Putin’s claim that his “military special operation” is going according to plan.

Total Russian losses since the war began on February 24 are estimated at around 20,000, but Moscow has not provided exact figures.

Last month, Putin lost another general, Lieutenant General Andrei Mordvichev, commander of the 8th was killed in battle in Chornobaivka, near the southern city of Kherson.

It follows the death of Major General Andrei Kolesnikov of the 29th Combined Arms Army and Vitaly Gerasimovwho was killed in fighting outside Kharkiv.

According to reports, Major General Andrei Sukhovetsky shot by a sniper in the battle for Hostomel airfield about 30 miles outside of the Capital Kyiv At the beginning of March.

and General Magomed Tushayev died when his 56-tank Chechen special force was wiped out near Hostomel, northeast of the city.

Major General Oleg Mityaev, 47, died in Mariupol, as did Lieutenant General Yakov Rezantsev, who also died in combat.

Meanwhile, the latest estimates suggest that since the war began on Feb. 24, Putin’s savages have lost a mouth-watering 756 main battle tanks.

Colonel Miras Bashakov died in battle

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Colonel Miras Bashakov died in battlePhoto credit: East2West
Oleg Mityaev died during the storming of Mariupol

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Oleg Mityaev died during the storming of Mariupol
Gerasimov was killed outside Kharkiv

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Gerasimov was killed outside Kharkiv

They also saw 163 planes and 144 helicopters blown up into the sky over war-ravaged Ukraine.

Russia’s latest military humiliation comes as the Kremlin moves troops east to take Kyiv after a disaster campaign.

Fighting in the capital continued today as the Russian military command warned of renewed rocket attacks.

In the Kyiv region, authorities have reported finding the bodies of more than 900 civilians, most of whom have been shot since Russian troops withdrew two weeks ago.

Smoke rose again from the capital early Saturday when Mayor Vitali Klitschko reported a strike that killed one person and injured several.

The mayor advised residents who fled the city at the start of the war not to return.

It was the second attack in the Kyiv region since the Russian military vowed this week to step up rocket attacks on the capital.

The Office of the President of Ukraine reported rocket attacks and shelling in eight regions across the country in the past 24 hours.

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On Saturday, an explosion near an outdoor market in Kharkiv believed to be caused by a missile killed one person and injured at least 18, according to rescue workers.

In southeastern Ukraine, the ailing port city of Mariupol is holding on to the south, but the situation is critical, the Ukrainian President’s Office said.

Major General Andrei Sukhovetsky was shot dead by a sniper

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Major General Andrei Sukhovetsky was shot dead by a sniper
Tushayev was killed by Ukrainian forces last month

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Tushayev was killed by Ukrainian forces last month

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