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Another Russian Commander Killed While Fighting in Ukraine, Raising Tally to 23

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Moscow has lost another military commander who died while fighting in Ukraine, Russian military officials said.  

The latest to die is Colonel Ivan Grishin, commander of the 49th anti-aircraft missile brigade, who killed while fighting near Kharkiv. He dies from shrapnel wounds to the abdomen. 

Grishin is the 23rd Russian commander to have died in the war against Ukraine. His death follows that of General Vladimir Petrovich Frolov, the deputy commander of the 8th Army, Russian news sources reported. 

Russian generals killed in the war included Oleg Mityaev, Miras Bashakov, Magomed Tushaev, Andrey Sukhovetsky, Vitaly Gerasimov, Andrey Kolesnikov, Andrei Mordvichev, Yakov Rezantsev, Dmitry Safronov, Denis Glebov, Konstantin Zizevsky, Yuri Agarkov, Andrei Zakharov, Sergei Porokhnya, Sergei Sukharev, Alexei Sharov, Dmitry Dormidontov, Igor Zharov, Denis Kurilo, Anton Kuprin and Denis Muzhuev.

Russian high ranking officers are exposed far more to combat than their American counterparts, military sources said. Russian generals, though, have rarely died in previous wars.

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