Operational Group Commander
Unit: Operational Group "Belgorod"
The Legion "Freedom of Russia" reported that the liquidation of Stesev is the result of their work with the "Russian Volunteer Corps".
"We would like to inform you that a joint group of the Legion "Freedom of Russia" and the RDK killed Colonel Stesev Andrei Vasilyevich, the [commander of the] operational group of Belgorod. He died in a shooting battle as an officer with a weapon in his hands, but we must admit that these hands are [elbow deep] in blood. He and his subordinates, on his orders, systematically terrorized the population of the Belgorod region, violated their rights and freedoms. Previously, Stesev killed civilians in Chechnya, Yugoslavia, Abkhazia and on the territory of Ukraine," the Legion said in a statement.
Cargo ID: #805
English Name: Andrey Vasilyevich Stesev
Russian Name: Стэсев Андрей Васильевич
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Date of Birth: July 20, 1970 (age: 52 years)
Education: Ryazan Higher Airborne Command School (graduated 1991); Combined Arms Academy of the Russian Armed Forces
Social Media: OK.ru
Awards: Order of Courage, Medal of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" 1st Class, Medal of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" 2nd Class, Medal "For Strengthening Military Cooperation", Medal "Army General Margelov", Medal "For the Return of Crimea", Medal "Participant of the Military Operation in Syria", Medal "For Participation in the Military Parade on Victory Day", Medal "For Distinction in Military Service" 1st Class, Medal "For Distinction in Military Service" 2nd Class, Medal "For Distinction in Military Service" 3rd Class, Medal "For Service in the North Caucasus", Medal "For Military Valor", Regional Medal "For Honor and Courage", Badge "Officer Master Class", Badge "Instructor Parachutist", Badge "Graduation from a Higher Education Institution", Badge "Guard", Others Under Investigation
After graduating from the Ryazan Higher Airborne Command School, he was assigned to the 83rd Separate Guards Airborne Assault Brigade.
He took part in the First Chechen and Second Chechen campaigns, as well as the peacekeeping mission in Yugoslavia.
He served in the 51st Guards Airborne Assault Regiment as commander of the Air Assault Battalion. Then he served as chief of staff of the 137th Guards Airborne Assault Regiment.
In 2013, he was appointed commander of the 104th Guards Airborne Assault Regiment of the 76th Guards Airborne Assault Division.
From 2015 to 2017, he served as Chief of Staff of the 98th Guards Airborne Division.
He took part in Russia's military operation in the Syrian Arab Republic.
In 2017, he was appointed commander of the 31st Separate Guards Airborne Assault Brigade.
On July 13, 2019, he was appointed to the position of Assistant Deputy Commander of the Airborne Forces for Combat Training.