Kurdish militias handed over to the representatives of the Russian authorities in Syria, the body of the deceased near Palmyra special forces officer Alexander Prokhorenko, the death of which Russian defense Ministry announced March 24. About it reports “RIA Novosti” with reference to the official representative of the Kurdish Units of people’s defense” Redur Khalil.
He noted that “Detachments of national defense” received the body of deceased military at the request of the Russian government. “This was achieved through negotiations between us and the “Islamic state” (banned in Russia). This special operation was carried out for humanitarian purposes. The body was handed over to the Russian government,” said Khalil. refusing to tell the rest of the details.
According to him, the body of the Russian military has already delivered home. No other details he did not disclose.
About the death of Russian officer of special troops in Syria became known on the evening of March 24. As the representative Russian item-based Hamim, officer was killed near Palmyra, once in the environment and causing a fire.
According to the representative of the Russian base, the military carried out a fighting task near Palmyra during the week: he identified the targets of militants, “giving the exact coordinates for strikes by Russian aircraft”.
“The soldier died a hero by calling the fire itself, after it was discovered and surrounded by terrorists”, — said the Russian representative (quoted by “Interfax”).