A warship of the Russian Black Sea fleet leaves a port during naval drills in Sevastopol, Crimea, in this still image taken from video released February 12, 2022. Russian Defence Ministry/Handout via REUTERS

Russian Navy Commander Killed In Ukrainian

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March 20, 2022

LONDON, March 20 (Reuters) – A senior naval commander in Russia’s Black Sea Fleet has been killed in Ukraine, the governor of Sevastopol said on Sunday.

Post-Captain Andrei Paliy, deputy commander of the fleet, died during fighting in the eastern Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, Governor Mikhail Razvozhayev said on the messaging app Telegram. 

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The Russian navy did not respond to a request for comment.

Sevastopol, which is a major base of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, is located on the Crimean peninsula, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014.

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; Editing by Gareth Jones

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