As stated by the official representative of the Ministry of defense Igor Konashenkov, a Russian military adviser in Syria died because of severe wounds that he sustained during the shelling of the training center for the Syrian army in HOMS province.
According to Konashenkov, in addition to the Russian adviser killed four Syrian student. This Konashenkov declined to give the name of the deceased councillor, calling it the position of the Agency related to security.
Unnamed sources of the “Novaya Gazeta” said that a training center in HOMS, during the shelling which killed the Advisor, occurred on 26 January.
Earlier today the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the name of the victim adviser will not be published, because the defense Ministry has its considerations in this regard. Peskov stressed that the victim counselor, and other Russian military, did not take part in ground operations in Syria, and teaches Syrian military to handle military equipment supplied to the Syrian army within the framework of existing contracts.
On the death of military adviser it became known yesterday, February 3. The Ministry of defense reported that councillor died on 1 February as a result of a mortar attack by militants of the “Islamic state” (banned in Russia as a terrorist organization) one of the compounds of the Syrian army.
According to official data, during the Russian military operation in Syria, which lasts from September 2015, four people were killed. In October killed 19-year-old soldier Vadim Kostenko, the cause of whose death the Ministry of defense called suicide. The parents Kostenko said that they do not believe their son could commit suicide. In addition, in November in the area of the Syrian-Turkish border was shot down by Russian su-24 bomber. Killed the pilot Oleg Peshkov, during the operation to rescue the pilots of a fatal wound received marine Alexander Pozynich. President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on prasowanie Peshkov awarded the title of Hero of Russia posthumously. The pozynich was posthumously awarded the order of Courage.