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Rumor has it that a Russian general was killed in Ukraine; NATO issued a new statement

Nov 30, 2023

Moscow [Russia], November 30: Russian media, including Lenta newspaper, reported on November 29 that Russian Major General Vladimir Zavadsky was killed near the city of Izium in Ukraine's Kharkiv province, according to The Kyiv Independent.
The news of Russian Major General Zavadsky's death was initially posted on Telegram channels and the Russian social network VK on November 28 and was later confirmed by Lenta newspaper, said to be close to the Kremlin, and other sources. according to The Kyiv Independent . Mr. Zavadsky, Deputy Commander of the 14th Army Corps of the Russian Armed Forces, was allegedly killed by a mine explosion on November 28.
There is currently no information on the Russian Ministry of Defense's reaction to the news of Major General Zavadsky's death. Russia rarely comments on the alleged deaths of its senior commanders in Ukraine .
According to independent media organization Mediazona in Russia, from the day Russia launched its military campaign in Ukraine on February 24, 2022 to November 17, 2023, 5 Russian major generals were killed.
In June 2023, the British Ministry of Defense said that Russian Major General Sergei Goryachev, Chief of Staff of the 35th Combined Armed Forces, was "almost certainly" killed in an attack on a command post in the region. southern Ukraine, according to The Kyiv Independent .
NATO's new statement on Ukraine
In a statement released after Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba met NATO counterparts in Brussels (Belgium) on November 29, NATO said it was "building a roadmap for Ukraine to transition to full interoperability with NATO", according to RT Radio.
NATO defines "interoperability" as the use of common weapons and equipment, common tactics and doctrine, and standards of terminology and communications to enable its member nations and partners to They operate on the battlefield together.
Before the above meeting, Foreign Minister Kuleba emphasized: "We are almost becoming a de facto NATO army, in terms of technical capabilities, management methods and military operating principles."
NATO's new statement does not mention Ukraine joining NATO in the near future. Instead, NATO praised Kyiv's commitment to political and military reform, emphasizing that these changes would help Ukraine "on the path to future NATO membership."
Appearing with Secretary of State Kuleba on November 29, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken reiterated that "Ukraine will become a NATO member when the allies agree and the conditions are met."
Meanwhile, Russia has repeatedly made it clear that Ukraine becoming a NATO member is unacceptable to Moscow, according to RT.
Source: ThanhNien Newspaper