The President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed a decree on conferring the title hero of the Russian officer, who died during the operation in Syria, reports a press-service of the Kremlin.
“For courage and heroism displayed during the performance of military duty, assign rank hero of the Russian Federation, Lieutenant Prokhorenko Alexander (posthumously)”, – stated in the text of the decree.
25-year-old Prokhorenko died in Palmyra, once in the environment and causing a fire. He was born in the village Towns of the Tyulgansky district of the Orenburg region. Immediately after school the young man entered the Military Academy of air defense of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation.