On December 27, the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Airborne Forces of Russia Major-General Alexander Shushukin has died. This was posted on the website of the Ryazan Airborne Command High School.
The report stated that Shushukin’s military service took place in Afghanistan, he also had combat experience in the “operation of restoration constitutional order in the North Caucasus republics, and in Yugoslavia”.
The advisor of the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine jouralist Stanislav Rechinsky wrote on his Facebook page that Shushukin commanded the military operation during the Russian annexation of the Crimea in 2014.
“A comrade writes that on December 27, 2015 the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Airborne Forces, Major-General Alexander V. Shushukin died at the age of 52 of a blood clot in the heart. He led the commando troops from Russia during the Crimean operation. Before that – the operation in South Ossetia. What an irony“, – wrote Rechinsky.
As noted on the Youtube page of Ryazan paratroopers, the cause of the death of the 52-year-old officer was the cardiac failure.
Shushukin served as the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Airborne Troops of the Russian Federation since 2013. Before that, for more than 4 years he served as the commander of the Russian 4th Guardian military base deployed in South Ossetia.