Ukraine announces: Leader of Putin’s ghost brigade killed

Ukraine says it killed the commander of the Prizrak Brigade (Ghost Brigade), Artur Bogachenko. This reports with reference to information provided by the Colonel of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Anatoly Shtefan.

“The commander of the Ghost Brigade, Artur Bogachenko, was successfully demobilized. He visited Mozgovoy and Markov,” Ukrainian Colonel Shtefan said on his Telegram channel. In addition, he posted a picture of the deceased. Alexei Mozgovoy and Alexei Markov were Bogachenko’s predecessors, according to Ukrainian sources. They have already died in 2015 and 2020.

Bogachenko’s death is also confirmed by the Russian side. The Russian Telegram channel “Russian Spring” reports that the commander of the Ghost Brigade was killed during clashes near a settlement south of Bakhmut.

The so-called Ghost Brigade was formed as a result of the Russian war against Ukraine in the Donbas, which started back in 2014. Its fighters are still in action today.

Most recently, the deputy chief of Russia’s Southern Military District, Lieutenant General Oleg Zokov, was killed by a Ukrainian missile. He was the second Russian general killed by Ukraine this year.

Image:, Putin Christmas greetings (2023) 05, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons (image size modified)

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