Russian general who commanded takeover of Crimea died

He died as a result of cardiac arrest.

29 December 2015 11:00

Two days ago, December 27, Major-General Alexander Shushukin,52, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Airborne Forces of the Russian Federation, died, reads the statement published on the Ryazan Higher Airborne Command School’s website.

According to the statement of condolence, Shushukin had combat experience “gained in operations to restore constitutional order in the North Caucasus republics and Yugoslavia.”

He died as a result of cardiac arrest, says a statement published on the Ryazan paratroopers’ You Tube page. 

Moreover, Stanislav Rechinsky, Advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, said that Shushukin commanded the Russia’s military operation on annexation of Crimea in 2014.

“Shushukin led amphibious troops from Russia in the Crimean operation. And before that he led the operation in South Ossetia. Such the irony of fate,” Rechinsky wrote on his Facebook page.

Photo: mil.ru