Andrey Stesev

Who is Andrey Stesev and is it true that he died

Andrey Vasilyevich Stesev was a colonel and former commander of the 31st Separate Guards Airborne Assault Kutuzov Order of the 2nd Degree Brigade of the Armed Forces of Russia.

He has a page on the social networking site Odnoklassniki.


Andrey Stesev was born on July 20, 1970.

He served in the 106th Division (Tula) as the commander of a parachute-landing battalion with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

He participated in military operations in Chechnya, Yugoslavia, and Abkhazia.

In Russia, he is registered as an entrepreneur.

Andrey Stesev
Andrey Stesev

Is it true that Andrey Stesev died?

On June 5, 2023, the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine reported that Andrey Stesev was killed in the settlement of Novaya Tavolzhanka, Shebekinsky District, Belgorod Oblast, Russia.

“According to operational information, in the night of June 4 to 5, in the settlement of Novaya Tavolzhanka, Guard Colonel Andrey Vasilyevich Stesev, the senior officer of the Belgorod operational group, was killed. Previously, he held the position of commander of the 104th Airborne Assault Regiment of the Airborne Forces of the Russian Federation,” the statement said.

Former Russian State Duma deputy Ilya Ponomarev also reported the death of Andrey Stesev, citing the Legion “Freedom of Russia,” which conducts raids in the Belgorod Oblast.

“Colonel Andrey Vasilyevich Stesev, the senior officer of the Belgorod operational group, was killed by a joint group of the Legion ‘Freedom of Russia’ and the Russian Volunteer Corps. He died in a firefight, as an officer with a weapon in his hands, but it must be admitted that these hands are covered in blood up to the elbows,” the statement said.

“He and his subordinates systematically terrorized the population of the Belgorod Oblast, and violated their rights and freedoms. Previously, Stesev killed civilians in Chechnya, Yugoslavia, Abkhazia, and on the territory of Ukraine,” the Legion added.

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