Viktor Sokolov, the commander of Russia's Black Sea Fleet and one of Russia's most senior navy officers, was shown on Tuesday attending a video conference, a day after Ukrainian special forces said they had killed him, APA reports citing Reuters.
In video and photographs released by the Russian defense ministry, Sokolov was shown apparently taking part in a video conference with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and other top admirals and army chiefs.
The video was shown on Russian state television.
Ukraine's special forces said on Monday they had killed Sokolov, Moscow's top admiral in Crimea, along with 33 other officers in a missile attack last week on the headquarters of Russia's Black Sea Fleet in the port of Sevastopol.
In the video released by the ministry, Shoigu said that the Ukrainian counter-offensive had so far produced no results, adding that "the Ukrainian armed forces are suffering serious losses along the entire front line".