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Who is Vasily Popov and did he really die in Ukraine?

Vasily Viktorovich Popov is the commander of the Russian 247th Air Assault Regiment.


Vasily Popov is 38 years old.

In 2021, he studied at the Combined Arms Academy of the Russian Armed Forces.

He received the ranks of captain and major.

According to preliminary data, in August or early September 2023, he was appointed commander of the Russian 247th Airborne Assault Regiment instead of Pyotr Popov, around whom a scandal arose.

The Russian 247th Air Assault Regiment has been participating in a full-scale invasion of Ukraine since February 24, 2022.

In February 2022, the commander of the Russian 247 airborne assault regiment, Konstantin Zizevsky, died in Ukraine.

Is it true that Vasily Popov died in Ukraine?

On September 10, 2023, Russian blogger Egor Guzenko, author of the Z-channel “Thirteenth” in a telegram, said in a voice message that the commander of the Russian 247th air assault regiment died on the night of September 10, 2023.

According to preliminary data, Vasily Popov died in September 2023 as a result of the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the area of ​​the village of Staromayorsky, Donetsk region.

In just one day, the losses of the 247th regiment are estimated at 49 people killed.

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