A popular Russian state television program has appeared to confirm the death of a Russian general in Ukraine.
Ukrainian officials have claimed that Oleg Tsokov, the deputy commander of the Southern Military District, was among a number of Russians killed in a Ukrainian missile strike early on Tuesday. The attack was targeted on a Russian headquarters in the occupied city of Berdiansk, Ukrainian officials said.
The host of the show Olga Skabeeva said on Wednesday's show, "It's been clarified for our TV audience, although there's been no official information from the Ministry of Defense, all the press has already reported it," adding that the deputy commander was killed.
Her guest, Andrey Gurulev, himself a former deputy commander of the Southern Military District and now a member of the Russian Parliament, said Tsokov was "a man who has seen troubles that few people could even dream of."
"He was severely wounded last year and barely pulled out," the guest said, adding that Tsokov chose to go back to fight even after being injured.
Some context: The Southern Military District has been heavily involved in the invasion since it began in February 2022. The Southern is one of four land districts into which the Russian armed forces are organized.
Independent analysts and CNN’s own tally indicate that Russia has lost about 10 generals in combat since the invasion began.
CNN's Tim Lister and Josh Pennington contributed reporting to this post.