Russian citizen Vadym Tumakov, who, according to some media reports, was killed in Syria, he did military service in the detachment of special purpose “Vityaz” of Internal troops of the MIA of Russia, however, this was active military service from 2002 to 2004, said “RIA Novosti” the head a press-services of Internal troops Vasily Panchenkov.
“He served in the position of the Baker group’s financial security in the detachment of special purpose “Vityaz”. Tenure the deadline he was dismissed from military service in accordance with the law,” said Panchenkov.
He noted that the troops did not have any information what he did Blows after dismissal from service and he continued his military career. “Since his dismissal was for 12 years, and the Internal forces do not monitor the fate of his former privates and sergeants,” said Panchenkov.
On the eve of Orenburg portal Orenday.ru reported that in Syria killed a Russian soldier, officer of special forces “Vityaz” Vadim Tumakov. The publication referred to relatives Chumakova, however, not called them names.
According to the information portal, Chumakova body was delivered to his home in the village of Pokrovka the Sol-Iletsk district of Orenburg region. Details of the death of the soldier and the exact date of his death, the publication reported. “He served under the contract. The trip had been long. But our questions Vadim tried to leave. Never shared where he was and what he had seen. Kind, strong, responsive. A real Russian Bogatyr. Details of death unknown to us” — quoted Orenday.ru words relatives Chumakova.
Another Orenburg portal RIA56 also reported the death of the Russian military in Syria. According to him, the body Chumakova was delivered to the Sol-Iletsk district a week and a half ago. After a few days the funeral took place.
Officially, the death of a Russian soldier in Syria were not confirmed. The district administration did not comment on this information, and in the regional military Commissariat, the data is not confirmed.
Before this was officially reported on the death of six Russian soldiers. A month after surgery 19-year-old soldier Vadim Kostenko, according to the official version, committed suicide. On 24 November killed the pilot of the downed Turkey bomber su-24 Oleg Peshkov. During the rescue of the pilot of the su-24 was lost marine Alexander Pozynich. In February killed the Russian military adviser Ivan Cheremisin.
In March, press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov confirmed to Reuters that during the ceremony of awarding the participants of the Syrian operations to the Kremlin recognized the death of another Russian soldier, Fedor Zhuravlev. A week later the representative of the Russian sites Hamim reported that in the area of Palmyra, “causing a fire”, killed a special forces officer. His name became known later — Alexander Prokhorenko.
Previously wrote about another Russian serviceman who allegedly died in Syria. This was told by his colleague. The veteran of Internal troops of the Ministry of internal Affairs Serhiy Chupov was buried in Balashikha in February 2016. Chupov wife Svetlana has confirmed the death of a spouse, however, said that “wrong information about the place where he died”. In the Main military Prosecutor’s office and the Main military investigatory management SKR has not responded to the request . In the defense and interior ministries did not reply to requests . “We do not know”, — said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.