As their war on Ukraine enters its second month, Russia has seen yet another General officer killed. That makes seven, and yes, people are counting. Russia has confirmed the death of one. An equal number of senior colonels have died as well in the fighting.

In contrast, The United States lost only one General officer to combat operations in our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (rest in peace, General Greene).

Lieutenant General Yakov Rezantsev
Lieutenant General Yakov Rezantsev has become the seventh Russian general to die in Ukraine. Image courtesy of

Oleksiy Arestovych, an advisor to Ukrainian President Zelensky, was the first to announce the death on Friday, March 25th. He stated that Rezantsev died during intense combat at Chornobaivka airfield. The airfield sits near Kherson, a city of almost 290,000 in the south of Ukraine. Russian forces had previously used the city as a command post.

The forty-eight-year-old Rezantsev is the second general killed at Chornobaivka. The first was Lieutenant General Andrei Mordvichev, who reportedly died at the airfield last Saturday.