Deputy Head of the Russian Guard for the Donetsk People's Republic, Alexander Khodakovsky, said that the commander of the 31st Ulyanovsk Airborne Assault Brigade, Colonel Andrei Kondrashkin, was killed.
Khodakovsky did not provide any details about the commander's death. According to him, he and Kondrashkin met immediately after the Russian troops took control of the city of Mariupol by the Russian military. They "fought hand in hand” and became friends, Khodakovsky added.
"We offer our condolences to his family and friends, his comrades,” Alexander Khodakovsky said on Telegram.
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