MOSCOW, February 16. /TASS/. The Kremlin has no new data on the number of dead in Syria the Russians. “We have no new information [about the number of dead Russians] is not” – said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the new data of some mass media about the number of victims. “All we could say, we have already said on this issue”, he concluded.
February 15, Peskov said that Russian leader Vladimir Putin has not made a decision on how to classify information about those killed in Syria. “No, the President does not make decisions”, – he stressed.
14 February, the representative of the Kremlin in connection with reports about the alleged mass death of Russians in Syria urged the media not to be “in the thrall of distorted data”. According to him, “should seriously approach to the description of such a potentially important episodes, in order not to be in the thrall of distorted data”. Press Secretary, noted that the Kremlin does not possess information that would allow to draw conclusions about the number in Syria the Russians. In this regard, he called the strange reporter’s question about the possibility of mourning is declared in connection with the alleged death of a large number of Russian citizens.
The Director is the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the statements by the Western media about the killing of tens and even hundreds of Russians in Syria as a result of the RAID of the antiterrorist coalition led by the United States, are a classic example of misinformation, we can talk about the death of five people. “I would like to emphasize that we are not talking about Russian soldiers, -the diplomat noted. – Along the lines of the presidential administration of the Russian Federation and the defence Ministry were given explanations about the absence of Russian troops near the American air strikes”.