The official representative of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, Major-General Igor Konashenkov, denied the allegations of the British news agency Reuters about the number of Russian servicemen killed in Syria.
Earlier, Reuters reported a significant loss of Russian troops in 2017 in Syria.
“The British news agency Reuters is not the first time trying in any way to discredit Russia’s operation to destroy ISIS terrorists * and the return of peace in Syria …. The publication of British Reuters on the allegedly massive” secret losses “of Russian servicemen in Syria, issued specifically for the Airborne Day, is not in this A number of exceptions, again as sources, some rumors, social networks and fictitious conversations with supposedly “intimidated” anonymous “relatives and acquaintances,” he said.
Konashenkov stressed that in the very publication on the servicemen of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, only mentioning, and “instead, a myth is being planted about some dead contract soldiers” from the “mysterious” organization. “
“The Russian Defense Ministry knows who is the customer of this publication, Reuters, and” helped “to prepare it, so we explain specifically for the” Russian “edition of Reuters: there were no alleged” secret “burial places of Russian servicemen who died in Syria. Individuals who are not related to the Armed Forces, and even more so to the operation in Syria – are lying from beginning to end, “the official representative of the Defense Ministry added.
* A terrorist group banned in Russia