Contract sergeant Andrei Ilyin and private Mikhail Afanasov were killed during a military operation in Ukraine, the governors of the Kursk and Penza regions, where the victims were from, said
A native of the Kursk region died during a special operation in Ukraine , said the head of the region Roman Starovoit on the page in the social network “VKontakte”.
“Dear Kursk people! With sorrow, I announce the death of our fellow countryman, contract service sergeant Andrei Ilyin during a military special operation on the territory of Ukraine, — he wrote.
The governor of the Penza region, Oleg Melnichenko, also reported on the Russian who died during the operation. “I mourn the tragic death of our fellow countryman, a native of the city of Kuznetsk, an ordinary Russian army Mikhail Afanasov. A young man died in the performance of his military duty during a special operation in the Donbass,— he wrote on Instagram.
The head of Dagestan, Sergei Melikov, also previously reported about a native of the region who died during a special operation. We are talking about officer Nurmagomed Gadzhimagomedov. A contract sergeant, a native of Kalmykia, Konstantin Mandzhiev, was also killed, the head of the region, Batu Khasikov, wrote on Instagram.
The Ministry of Defense also reported about the dead and wounded among Russians during a special operation in Ukraine. The agency did not provide specific data.
“Unfortunately, there are dead and wounded of our comrades. But our losses are many times less than the destroyed nationalists. And losses among the servicemen of the Ukrainian armed forces,»,— said ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov.