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Mystery as ‘significant Russian figure’ wounded in Ukraine special op | World | News

Mystery as ‘significant Russian figure’ wounded in Ukraine special op | World | News

Ukraine claims its forces “seriously wounded” a high-profile Russian figure as part of a special forces mission into border city Belgorod. Vladimir Putin’s forces sustained heavy losses in the Russian city as Ukraine bombarded the city, Ukraine’s military chief has claimed. Hundreds of Russians have been evacuated from Belgorod after a reported barrage of shelling from the Ukrainian army in recent days. Kyiv spymaster Kyrylo Budanov said: “Not disclosing details, I can say that one of the very seriously wounded [in Russia’s Belgorod region] was quite a significant personality. READ MORE: Insane moment Ukrainian drone strike wipes out Russian crew sparking blast wave “They immediately requested a helicopter to evacuate him directly to Moscow,” he added. Budanov, 38, didn’t reveal any specific information about the wounded Russian’s identity. He also said he could not corroborate earlier claims on social media that Putin’s war commander General Valery Gerasimov, 68, had been killed in a recent missile strike on Sevastopol, Crimea. Ukraine’s military struck a command post there, but there is no evidence Gerasimov, who is also …