War in Ukraine: Ukrainians captured a Russian general!

The Ukrainians allegedly managed to catch a “big fish”. A video, which was created in the Kharkiv region, began to spread on social networks. Several Russian prisoners can be seen in the video, including a soldier in uniform with the rank of lieutenant colonel. But in the end it turned out to be the Russian Lieutenant General Andrej Syčevy! The information, whether it really is Syčevý, has not yet been officially confirmed.

A video of captives from the liberated city of Balaklija began to circulate on social networks on September 8. In the video, a kneeling man can be seen turning his face away from the camera and wearing a lieutenant colonel’s uniform.

The Actualno website, citing journalist Andriy Tsaplijenko, reported that a special unit managed to capture Russian soldiers. Ukrainian journalist Roman Bočkala subsequently reported that Lieutenant General Andrej Syčevoj was supposed to be among these prisoners!

“It turned out that the captured “lieutenant colonel” is Colonel-General Andrey Sychevoi, the commander of the “West” group from the Russian Federation,” Glavred wrote on Telegram. “Time will tell if his General Andrej Syčevoj, who appears in the video. Interestingly, six Ukrainian soldiers surround him and look at him like he’s a big fish, and he turns away from the camera (after all, he surrendered).” wrote on

The Lviv Journal. Presidential adviser Mychajlo Podoljak told channel 24 that his identity is being verified.

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The Fakty.ua news website reports that Syčevoj commanded the 8th Guards All-Army Army from February 2019 to November 2021. The European Union imposed sanctions on the officer after Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine this year. This year Syčevoj became the commander of the group of troops West. However, due to unsatisfactory results, he was relieved of command.


Russian-appointed authorities have announced the evacuation of civilians from Kupyansk, Izjum and the town of Velykyi Burluk in the Kharkiv region, where the Ukrainian offensive continues. Kupyansk and Izjum are considered to be important transport junctions on which the supply of a significant part of the Russian occupation troops in eastern Ukraine depends.

“(Evacuation) is taking place mainly from the city of Kupjansk and from the city of Izjum. Now news came that Velykyi Burluk was under artillery fire, and therefore people were of course encouraged to leave for safer places.” Vitaly Ganchev, quoted by TASS as the head of the Kharkiv region, said on Russian television.


Today, the European Union states formally approved the end of the simplified issuance of visas to Russian tourists.


Due to the interruption of electricity supplies to the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant, which was caused by shelling, the situation at the site is highly risky and it is necessary to establish a protective zone around the facility as quickly as possible. Rafael Grossi, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), announced this today.

According to him, the operator of the Ukrainian power plant besieged by Russian troops is considering shutting down the last functioning reactor, because the probability that electricity supplies to the power plant will be restored is very low.

“I urge the immediate cessation of shelling in the entire area,” Grossi said.

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The Ukrainians allegedly captured the Russian Lieutenant General Andrey Sychevy.

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