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Commander involved in strikes on Ukraine shot dead in Russia

Monday, 10 July 2023, 20:49

Stanislav Rzhytsky, deputy head of the department for mobilisation, was shot dead in the city of Krasnodar, Russia. According to media reports, he was involved in missile attacks on Ukraine.

Source: Russian RBC referring to a comment from the administration of Krasnodar; anonymous Telegram channels

Details: Anonymous pro-Russian Telegram channels have reported that 42-year-old Stanislav Rzhytsky went for a run at eight o'clock in the morning. He was ambushed near the Olimp sports complex by an unknown person who shot Rzhytsky four times in the back and chest and then fled the scene. The victim died on the spot from his injuries.


The Krasnodar administration confirmed to RBC the death of Stanislav Rzhytsky, deputy head of the department for mobilisation, saying that law enforcement agencies are investigating his death.

Law enforcement officers told TASS that "an unknown person shot a man several times and disappeared".


  • In July 2022 Our Money.Lviv journalists shared an investigation which uncovered the names of commanders of submarines of the Russian Federation’s Black Sea division, including Captain 2nd rank Stanislav Rzhytsky, who commanded the Krasnodar submarine, according to the data from 2019-2021.
  • Rzhytsky might have been involved in the Kalibr missile strike on Vinnytsia in July 2022, which killed at least 27 civilians.

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