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By David Ganezer
Observer Staff Writer 

Ukraine Military Claims to Have Killed All but One Member of an Elite Russian Regiment With 2000 Members

All but one member were killed during combat in the Kyiv region, and he is in hospital, writes Ukrainsky Pravda


March 21, 2022

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331st Guards Airborne Regiment paratroopers on parade a few years ago.

The 331st Guards Parachute Assault Kostroma Regiment, is an elite Russian paratrooper unit who's history goes back to 1946. Apparently, they tried to parachute or otherwise enter Kyiv. All but one member were reportedly killed, and he is in hospital, writes Ukrainsky Pravda.

It is not clear whether all 2000 paratroopers in the unit, took part in the combat near Ukraine's capital. The Russian Ministry of Defense has not commented on the report.

331st Guards Airborne Regiment paratroopers on parade a few years ago.

"The regiment took part in the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine and lost several of its service members, including the commander Colonel Sergey Sukharyev, whose death was reported on 17 March 2022," ways Wikipedia.

"The Ministry of Defence of Ukraine claimed on 20 March 2022 that all but one member of the regiment were killed in action. This includes the destruction of approximately 200 Russian combat vehicles."

The regiment was formed in 1946 at Kostroma from the 331st Guards Rifle Regiment. It was part of the 105th Guards Vienna Airborne Division. In 1960 it transferred to the 106th Guards Airborne Division. Between 1988 and 1990 the regiment participated in peacekeeping duties in the Caucasus.


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