Andrei Borisovich Kolesnikov is a major general, commander of the combined arms formation (29th Army) of the Eastern Military District (VVO) in the Trans-Baikal Territory, Russia.
A page on the Russian military portal is dedicated to him.
Andrei Kolesnikov was born on February 6, 1977 in the village of Oktyabrskoye, Povorinsky District, Voronezh Region, Russia.
In 1999 he graduated from the Kazan branch of the Chelyabinsk Tank Institute, in 2008 – the Combined Arms Academy of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, in 2020 – the Military Academy of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces.
In 2021, he was promoted to the rank of major general.
In 2022, he conducted training for the Vostok-2022 operational-tactical maneuvers as part of the Air Defense Forces.
How Andrei Kolesnikov died
On March 11, 2022, Anton Gerashchenko, adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, announced that Andriy Kolesnikov died in Ukraine.
“The good news is that Major General Andrey Kolesnikov, commander of the 29th Army of the Eastern Military District (VVO), has become the 200th today,” Gerashchenko wrote on his Telegram channel.
Information about the death of Andrey Kolesnikov also appeared in the telegram channel of the Ukrainian project “Look for your own”, created to search for information about the dead or captured Russian soldiers.
The BBC notes that, according to Western sources, three Russian generals have already died in Ukraine.
At the same time, the sources did not disclose his name, but noted that he was from the Eastern Military District.
Earlier it was reported that two major generals from the 41st Combined Arms Army of the Central Military District, Deputy Commander Andrei Sukhovetsky and Chief of Staff, First Deputy Commander Vitaly Gerasimov, were killed in Ukraine.
On February 24, 2022, Putin declared war on Ukraine and staged a full-scale military invasion.