Russian soldiers in Syria, a photo from archive
The Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation confirmed the death in Syria of Russian military adviser, major Sergey Wine, reports “TASS”.
“In Syria in an attack by gunmen on a military garrison of government troops killed a Russian military adviser major Sergei Burgundy. The soldier was part of a group of Russian military advisors, carrying out the task of training one of the divisions of Syrian troops,” – said the Agency.
According to the defense Ministry, in an attack insurgents Burgundy organized actions of Syrian troops, not allowing a breakthrough of terrorists in the residential town. During the fight the officer was fatally wounded.
At the same time, the Ministry denied a Reuters report on the deaths of several Russian military in Syria, issued the day before.
Note that yesterday Reuters reported that in Syria during the battle for Palmyra, killing three more of the Russian military. Thus, the total losses of the Russian Federation amounted to 21 people.
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