In the Russian defense Ministry confirmed the death in Syria of the Russian major Oleg Burgundy in the attack by gunmen on a military garrison of Syrian government troops.
As noted in the defense Ministry, the victim was a Russian major was a military Advisor and performed the task of preparing the units of the Syrian troops.
“During the attack by militants of a Russian officer organized actions of Syrian troops, not allowing a breakthrough of terrorists in the residential town of”, — noted in the defense Ministry. During the battle, a Russian major was seriously injured, incompatible with life.
The command of major Sergei Burgundy submitted to the state award posthumously.
The defense Ministry also denied distributed by the British Agency Reuters the rumors about the death in Syria two Russian soldiers, calling them is another misinformation.