The Ministry of defense: the media publish deliberate innuendo in connection with the suicide of the military of the Russian Federation in Syria

MOSCOW, October 28. The reason for the suicide of a soldier at the air base “Hamim” in Syria became the discord in personal relationships with a girl, all the other versions of the death of Russian servicemen, published in the media, are intentional insinuations and untrue, said the official representative of the defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov.

“The preliminary investigation had established the circumstances of his death can be the cause of suicide disorder a personal relationship with a girl,” said Konashenkov.

He stressed that “all other alleged “versions” of the tragic death of a Russian soldier-the contract employee, published in a number of Russian and especially foreign media, are intentional insinuations and totally untrue”.

“Unfortunately, such tragedies are no exception, and in other armies of the world, as not connected with military service and with age and personality characteristics of specific young people,” the General said.

He noted that now the main military Prosecutor’s office organized a thorough examination of all the circumstances of the soldier’s death.

Konashenkov recalled that the Russian defense Ministry has officially confirmed information about the death from suicide of a soldier of contract service at the airbase “Hamim” immediately after the provisions for incidents such procedures of inquiry.

Earlier it was reported that the chief military Prosecutor (GWP) of Russia checks in connection with the death of serviceman Vadim Kostenko. First results indicate that the cause of death was suicide “during off-duty time in connection with the serviceman adverse personal circumstances beyond parts.”

The Russian operation in Syria

Russian pilots strike on facilities of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG) from 30 September, acting at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The aviation group of the aerospace defence forces of Russia in Syria included more than 50 aircraft and helicopters. In addition, on 7 October at locations on the territory of the country was hit with cruise missiles long range with ships of the Caspian flotilla. To participate in ground operations in Syria Russia has no plans.


“Islamic state” (ISIS) – an Islamist terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria. Established on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. The core group forming the militants, who fought with American troops during their stay in Iraq and with the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

The IG recognized as a terrorist organization in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Russia (29 December 2014).