Contents tagged with Russian losses in Syria

  • Media: 54 Russian mercenaries killed in Syria in September 2017

    At least 54 Russian mercenaries from private military companies were killed in Syria in September 2017, the BBC Russian service reported, after investigating documents provided by the mother of one of the mercenaries.

    The documents were submitted for publication by Nina Atyusheva, mother of Yevgeny Alikov from Severoonezhsk in Russia’s Arkhangelsk province. Atyusheva said that she had been contacted in the middle of September 2017 by a man from Rostov-on-Don who introduced himself as Andrei. …

  • Authorities of a small town in Southern Russian confirm death of one of its residents in the US airstrike in Syria

    Pavel Dubinets, the deputy ataman of the Cossack society of the Krylovskaya district, told TASS on Sunday that a resident of the town of Krylovskaya, which is located in Krasnodar Krai, had been killed in Syria. The information was also confirmed by friends and relatives of the deceased.

    "I know that he died in Syria. An acquaintance showed the video - already published somewhere - as the helicopter destroyed three platoons, including [that of] Tereshchenko," he said, noting that the departed …

  • Putin's spokesperson Peskov: Kremlin has no information on Russian deaths in Syria

    The Kremlin does not possess information on the death of Russian soldiers in Syria, and the information published in the media must be verified. Furthermore, the politician Grigory Yavlinsky is unlikely to have accurate information on Russian deaths, said Russian Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.

    The Kremlin spokesperson said that questions relating to the death of Russians in Syria should first be directed at the Ministry of Defense.

    “Because you and we are working with information …

  • Mother of Russian soldier captured by ISIS says information on her son has been classified

    Valentina, mother of the Cossack Grigory Tsurkanu, who was captured by ISIS militants, told Dozhd TV that the Ministry of Defense has sent the Russian soldier’s relatives a document stating that the search for Tsurkanu has been classified.

    According to Tsurkanu’s mother, the letter was sent to her in response to a request she sent to the ministry following her son’s disappearance. Dozhd says it received a copy of the document, which is signed by “Defense Ministry department chief Y. Shulgin”. …

  • Russian Defense Ministry announces death of Russian military advisor in Syria

    Russian military advisor Nikolay Afanasov was killed during militants’ mortar shelling of the Syrian city of Hama, reporters at the Russian Ministry of Defense announced, as reported by RIA Novosti.

    “As a result of militants’ sudden mortar shelling of the Syrian state forces’ city in the province of Hama, Russian military advisor Captain Nikolay Afanasov was killed,” the department reported, explaining that the deceased was one of the Russian military advisors.

    There, according to the …

  • Social media users report the death of another Russian soldier in Syria

    Another Russian soldier was killed in Syria, as reported by Russian blogger from St Petersburg, Anatoly Nesmiyan, also known under the alias “el murid”.The post on Nesmiyan’s LiveJournal page points to VKontakte (Russian social network ) post  with the picture of the killed soldier and the details of the incident.

    The soldier, 39-year-old Alexander Zangiev, native of the city of Krasnodar, was killed in the explosion when the armored personnel carrier, he was in, hit a road side bomb. A few …