The Ukrainian military intelligence agency posted a statement saying the command post was hit on Friday and two generals were killed and one was critically wounded.
Oleksiy Arestovych, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, said in an online interview that 50 senior Russian officers were in the command center when it came under attack. He said their fate was unknown.
The Russian military did not comment on the claim, which could not be confirmed.
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— Ukrainian village faces a churchless Easter
— Sanctions hit Russian economy, though Putin says otherwise
— Refugees in the Czech Republic make protective vests for volunteer fighters
— Possible mass graves near Mariupol shown in satellite images
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KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said new evidence is emerging that shows Russian troops killed tens of thousands of civilians in Mariupol and then tried to cover it up. He said Ukraine has intercepted Russian conversations about “how they are concealing the traces of their crimes.” Satellite images have shown what appear to be mass graves dug in towns to the west and east of Mariupol.
Zelenskyy said the Russians set up “filtration camps” near Mariupol for those trying to leave the city, which has largely been reduced to rubble. He said those who survive these camps are sent to areas under Russian occupation or to Russia itself, often as far as Siberia or the Far East. Many of them, he said, are children.
Comment: It could be that the Ukrainians did this piece of targeting all by themselves. It could be. It is more likely that a DIA task force is supporting them from DC with a liaison team forward somewhere to pass the Ukies the poop.” pl