The Ukrainian military has claimed that it has killed a top Russian commander, Col. A. Zakharov in the ongoing war with Russia.
The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense said on Thursday that “The commander of the occupier’s regiment, Colonel Zakharov, was liquidated.
“During the battle in the Brovary district of Kyiv region, the battalion tactical group (BTGr) of the 6th tank regiment (Chebarkul) of the 90th tank division of the Central Command suffered significant losses of personnel and equipment,” the ministry said on Twitter.
According to CNN, a geolocated and verified video shared by the Ukrainian defense ministry shows a Russian military column coming under attack and retreating.
The military shared videos of the aftermath, which showed a number of destroyed vehicles.
Russia wants to completely encircle Kyiv and is approaching the capital city from the northeast and east.
However, Ukrainian anti-tank weapons have held them off so far.