Deputy Commander Of Russia's Black Sea Fleet Killed In Mariupol


According to a report by CNN on the 20th local time, two Russian officials said that the deputy commander and captain of the Russian Black Sea Fleet Andrei Nikolaevich Pali were in the southern port city of Mariu in Ukraine. killed in fighting in the Bohr area. According to a report on the Russian "REN TV" website and "Russia Today" on the 21st, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation confirmed the news of the death of Andrei Nikolaevich Pali and expressed condolences to his relatives. At present, the Russian Ministry of Defense or the Black Sea Fleet has not made a statement on the matter.

Sevastopol Mayor Mikhail Razvozaev said in a statement, "Andrei Nikolaevich has chosen to make the defense of his country his life's work," CNN said. And dedicated himself to our peaceful future. In 1993, he refused to swear allegiance to Ukraine and joined the [Russian] Northern Fleet, allegiance to Russia.” The port of Sevastopol, in the Crimea region, is home to the headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet.

CNN also reported that a Russian congressman from Sevastopol, Ekaterina Artabaeva, said on VK, Russia's largest social media, that Andrei Nikolaevich graduated from Kyiv Higher Education. Naval Political School, he also participated in the 2008 Russia-Georgia war. "I know Andrei Nikolaevich," the lawmaker said. "He loves Sevastopol with all his heart. He dedicated his life to this heroic city."

The Russian Satellite News Agency also reported the news on the 21st Beijing time. According to the report, Ekaterina Artabaeva wrote on the instant messaging software Telegram on the 20th local time, “Sevastopol has suffered heavy and irreparable losses. After liberating Mariu from the Nazis The Deputy Commander of the Black Sea Fleet, First Class Captain Andrei Nikolayevich Palli was killed during the special Ukrainian operation in Bol."

For the above reports, the Russian Ministry of Defense or the Black Sea Fleet has not yet seen confirmation or denial.