Regiment Commander - Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: 217th Guards Airborne Regiment, 98th Guards Airborne Division, Western Military District (likely took over command of this unit when its former commander, Lieutenant Colonel Viktor Drozdov, was seriously wounded)
Cargo ID: #343
Full Name: Ivan Vladimirovich Pozdeev
Russian Name: Иван Владимирович Поздеев
Date of Birth: January 7, 1985 (age: 37 years)
Phone Number: +7-953-250-8042
Education: Ryazan Higher Airborne Command School
Passport Information: series: 20 № 0427504, issued 26.01.2015 by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, valid until 26.01.2020
Awarded: Hero of Russia (ph.)
On July 28, 2022, his regiment defended the area southwest of the village of Belogorka, Kherson Oblast. Units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) spent the whole day trying to break through the defenses in this area. In an attempt to dislodge the paratrooper units from the occupied positions, the enemy began a massive artillery bombardment with the use of phosphorus ammunition. Its purpose was to provoke a fire in a nearby forest belt and thus force the paratroopers to leave the defensive lines. The attack was conducted from two directions with the support of tanks and infantry fighting vehicles, silent mortars and sniper fire were actively used.
The commander of the regiment competently organized the defense, timely distributed targets and the transfer of fire, introduced the regiment's reserve into the battle and personally headed it. He went to the flank of the advancing enemy and with concentrated fire from combat vehicles and tanks inflicted a fire defeat on his advanced units. The line was held, but the commander himself was killed by a sniper shot.