GWP conducts a review into the death at the military base in Syria, soldier

MOSCOW, October 28. Chief military Prosecutor (GWP) of Russia checks in connection with the death on the territory of the Russian military base in Syria, soldier Vadim Kostenko. About it reported in a press-service GVP.

First results indicate that the cause of death was suicide “during off-duty time in connection with the serviceman adverse personal circumstances beyond parts”, – reported in Department.

Cause of death confirmed and carried out it is judicial-medical examination of the body of Kostenko. “Checks are continuing. They will be investigated all the circumstances of the death of the soldier and made a legal decision”, – noted in a GWP.

The Russian operation in Syria

Russian pilots strike on facilities of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG) from 30 September, acting at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The aviation group of the aerospace defence forces of Russia in Syria included more than 50 aircraft and helicopters. In addition, on 7 October at locations on the territory of the country was hit with cruise missiles long range with ships of the Caspian flotilla. To participate in ground operations in Syria Russia has no plans.


“Islamic state” (ISIS) – an Islamist terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria. Established on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. The core group forming the militants, who fought with American troops during their stay in Iraq and with the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

The IG recognized as a terrorist organization in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Russia (29 December 2014).