The Ministry of defence announced that the body of a special forces officer, Alexander Prokhorenko, who died during the liberation of Palmyra, was taken to Russia. The military stressed that the return of the body of the hero to his homeland was for them a matter of honor. Prokhorenko funeral will be held on 6 may in the Orenburg region.
The remains of the deceased in Syria, the senior Lieutenant Alexander Prokhorenko, brought to Moscow. This was made possible thanks to the support of the representatives of the Syrian authorities and the Kurdish militia, reported RIA Novosti reported the press service of the defense Ministry of Russia.
The return of the native were the terrorists of the body of hero of the Russian Federation Lieutenant Alexander Prokhorenko, who was killed in the Syrian Arab Republic during the execution of combat missions, was a matter of honour for the Ministry of defense of Russia”, — said the Agency.
On the transfer of the remains Prokhorenko representatives of the Russian authorities earlier said the Kurdish militia. According to the official representative of the Kurdish Units of people’s defense” Ridur Khalil, the body of the officer was received following negotiations militias with the militants of banned terrorist group “Islamic state”.
The Ministry of defense also notes that doctors have already completed the procedure for the genetic identification of the deceased commandos. Prokhorenko will be buried in his Motherland, in the village Towns of Tyulganskiy rayon of Orenburg region. Funeral a ceremony at which Lieutenant will give military honors, will be held on may 6, reports TASS.
Recall that the special forces officer Alexander Prokhorenko was killed March 17 during the execution of tasks to restore air strikes on terrorists in the area of Palmyra. Once in the environment to the militants, the 25-year-old senior Lieutenant brought over rocket and artillery fire.
In April, Russian President Vladimir Putin posthumously awarded Prokhorenko the title of Hero of Russia for courage and heroism in the performance of military duty. Feat of the soldier was reflected not only in Russian but also in foreign press, where he was nicknamed the “Russian Rambo”.
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