Major General Pyotr Milyuhin was injured about a week ago during fighting for Palmyra. After hitting a landmine he lost both his legs and an eye.
“We have him here. That’s all we can tell you,” said the hospital staff.
Pyotr Milyuhin was awarded his Major General rank by the Presidential Decree of December 11, 2015. According to open sources, he is subordinate to Colonel General Andrei Kartapolov, who commands Russian troops in Syria. Kartapolov himself was seen on the front lines in Palmyra in early February.