Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov did not answer the question about the circumstances of the death in Syria of Russian General-Lieutenant Valery Esipova.
“These are questions that should be addressed to the Ministry of defence,” he said.
Journalists also inquired whether the General was posthumously nominated for the state award.
“About the awards — when the time comes, we will make the corresponding statement”, – said the press Secretary of the Russian President.
Previously, the defense Ministry reported that Valery Isupov, who headed the group of Russian military advisers, were killed near the city of Deir ez-Zor during mortar shelling the terrorists.