The Ministry of defense reported the deaths of two contractors in Syria

The defense Ministry reported the death in Syria two Russian military, reports “Interfax”. According to authorities, they were killed in an attack by militants.

In addition, the Department reported that one more serviceman was wounded. The Minister noted that military personnel were serving on a contract basis.

“Russian contract servicemen, who were in one of the units of the Syrian troops as trainers firearms training along with the officer — the Russian military adviser, was subjected to mortar fire by a group of militants”, — stated in the message Department.

For the life of the wounded military continue to fight the military doctors, said the Agency.

“The command of the Russian military presented to the state awards”, — is spoken in the message of the Ministry of defense.

The list of dead Russians from the beginning of the campaign HQs in Syria

On that April 9 in Syria killed a Russian serviceman Igor Enviable, told his twin brother Eugene Enviable.

“Covered with mortar fire and killed two people. By happy coincidence, his co-worker refused to go and instead went to the guy from the other part,” — said Eugene. The name of the second victim of the military he did not elaborate.

The Ministry of defence in response to the query about the death of two soldiers under mortar fire confirmed the fact of death, but did not name names.

On 22 March it became known about the death in Syria of nine Russians, about the death which were not officially announced. As we found out and a group of independent investigators Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT), at least six of them were mercenaries of the so-called private military companies (PMCs) Wagner.

“The Wagner group” and its involvement in the fighting in Syria first reported by “Fontanka” in October 2015. According to the newspaper previously seen mercenaries in the Donbas, where they took part in the fighting on the side of the breakaway republics.

In early March, a group of independent investigators armed conflict Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT) reported the death in Syria of Russian Vasily Jurlina. According to CIT, he was a fighter too the so-called PMC Wagner. And the day before, 6 March, it became known about death of two Russian military in Syria — George Slyshkina and Artem Gorbunov. The second death was confirmed, the Ministry of defense, and the first, as found also fought in the ranks of the PMC Wagner.

In addition, just two days before the release of the investigation nine of the victims in Syria, “Fontanka” reported that in Syria killed a soldier PMCs Alexander Sagaydak. According to the newspaper, he died at the end of February, and his body was transported to the morgue of the military hospital in Rostov. The official cause of death Sahaidak’s called “heart failure”.

In March, Reuters reported the death of a Russian military officer, Sergei Travin, commander of the mountain reconnaissance battalion Igor Crows, and the death of one of the soldiers of PMC Yuri Sokalsky.

Since the military operation in Syria, according to confirmed reports, 30 people were killed.