Contents tagged with losses

  • Two Russian soldiers killed in Syria

    Two Russian contract soldiers were killed in the province of Deir ez-Zor in Syria during an ISIS bombing attack, RIA Novosti reported.

    "The military contractors were escorting the convoy of the Russian Center for Reconciliation. In the province of Deir ez-Zor the convoy came under a mortar attack by ISIS terrorists. As a result of the shelling, one Russian serviceman was killed, another one was seriously injured," according to the statement by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. …

  • Another Russian soldier killed in Syria

    Alexander Yagofarov, who died in Syria, was buried in the Russian city of Orenburg on August 27.

    As reported by, the soldier’s body arrived in Orenburg on Saturday August 26. He was posthumously awarded several state decorations.

    The deceased frequently went to the “hot spots”, but he himself had said that the trip to Syria was supposed to be his last. He told his loved ones that he would return sometime after the 20th of August, close to the 25th.

    Only a little is known about how …

  • Two Russian officers killed in Syria

    Two military advisers from Russia have been killed in Syria: Captain Evgeny Konstantinov and Major Aleksander Skladan, commander of the reconnaissance battalion, as reported by RBC news outlet, citing Sergei Minko, the Chairman of the regional branch of “Boevoe Bratstvo” (“Military Brotherhood”) in the Jewish Autonomous Region of Russia.

    In Minko’s words, the retreating Syrian army left the Russian military alone with the enemy.

    “The Syrian army stopped providing covering fire, and retreated. …

  • Another Russian soldier was killed in Syria

    Bogdan Derevitsky, a Russian serviceman who served under contract in Syria, was killed. According to the official website of the administration of the city, on May 3 a farewell ceremony for the deceased was held.

    The ceremony was attended by Mayor Sergey Serebrennikov, as well as the Deputy Commander of the Eastern Military District for Personnel Work, Major-General Sergey Dolotin.

    "Bogdan Derevitsky is a graduate of school number 19 and vocational school number 27. In Syria he was serving …

  • Russian military advisor killed in Syria

    Russian military adviser Lieutenant-Colonel Alexey Buchelnikov was killed in Syria as a result of sniper fire by militants.  This was reported on Tuesday, May 2nd, by the Ministry of Defense of Russia, according to Interfax.

    “Alexey Buchelnikov was in Syria as part of a group of Russian military advisers who are training Syrian artillery unit personnel," the Russian Defense Ministry said.

    During a session on combat training, the Syrian unit came under fire from snipers. Buchelnikov will be …

  • Russia confirms death of an officer in Syria

    Russian military adviser Major Sergey Bordov was killed in Syria as a result of an attack by militants on a military garrison of government troops. This was reported by Interfax, citing the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

    The serviceman was part of a group of Russian military advisers who were training a unit of Syrian troops. “When the militants attacked, the Russian officer directed the Syrian soldiers, not allowing the terrorists to enter the residential area. During the …

  • Media: Russia understated its losses in fighting for Palmyra

    The number of dead Russian soldiers fighting in Syria and directly participating in the battles for Palmyra highly exceeds official data that was announced by the Russian Defense Ministry.

    According to Reuters, Russian soldiers suffered 21 casualties while the military department confirms the death of only five people.

    Reuters emphasized the period from January 29 of this year to the end of March. During this time, the agency stresses, the official losses of the Russian army in the fighting …

  • Media: Russian soldier killed in Syria

    It has been reported that for the second time in one week, a member of the Russian military has been killed in Syria.

    Artem Gorbunov, 24, was killed during an attack on Palmyra, according to a post by his wife Sofia on her page on the social media site Vkontakte.

    “My husband was killed on March 2nd in Syria. They were caught in an ambush…he was the first one killed,” she wrote in one of her posts, which was accompanied by a photo of her husband in military uniform.

    It is known that the young …

  • 6 Russian soldiers killed and 9 injured in eastern Ukraine

    Six regular Russian servicemen were killed and nine were wounded in skirmishes in the Donbas region on Tuesday, reported the the Press Service of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

    "As a result of friendly fire, six soldiers of the 9th Separate Motorized Rifle Regiment were killed and nine wounded," the Press Service stated.

    The Main Directorate of Intelligence also reported that the main focus of Russian troops in the ATO zone is to provide logistical …