Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the scandalous Russian State Duma MP and head of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR), let slip out information about the death of Wagner mercenaries in Syria.
A corresponding video from the press conference appeared on Twitter.
Zhirinovsky complained that able-bodied men in the Russian Federation do not have work, which justifies why they are fighting.
"Now, in Syria, a large group has died. It's that the widows remain. It does not matter that they were not official servicemen; they are our Russian men. And 300 families were left without a father, without a husband," he said.
More than 100 fighters for Syrian pro-government forces were killed in Syria on February 7 as a result of an air strike by an international coalition led by the United States. it subsequently became known that mercenaries from Wagner, a Russian private military company (PMC), were decimated in Syria. According to various sources, the number of Russians killed may reach up to 300 people.
Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed the deaths of five Russians as a result of the American air strike.