Russian military adviser Major Sergei Bordov was killed during militants’ attack on a Syrian Army garrison. He prevented the terrorists from entering the facility at the cost of his life, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.
“In Syria, Russian military adviser Major Sergei Bordov was killed as a result of a militant attack. The serviceman was a member of a unit training Syrian troops,” it read.
The ministry underscored that the officer organized the defense of Syrian soldiers and prevented the terrorists’ breakthrough into the inhabited area.
“During the fight, the officer sustained critical wounds. Major Sergei Bodrov was granted a state decoration posthumously,” it added.
The ministry disproved a Reuters report about two Russian servicemen allegedly recently killed in Syria.
“Rumours spread by Reuters about the alleged death of two Russian servicemen in Syria are another episode of disinformation that contradicts the reality,” it said.