Contents tagged with losses

  • 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 …