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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

“Killed 40, injured 72”: a source in PMC Wagner said loss


The media are full of reports about the destruction of Americans in Syria, fighters of the private military company (PMC) Wagner. While the numbers are called a variety — somewhere called 300 killed, others talking about dozens of people. We contacted those who has to “PMC Wagner” to clarify the circumstances of the incident.

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Our first interviewee, one of the commanders in the Donbass, said the losses among the Syrians, and Russian: “to my knowledge, there were a hundred”. He told “MK” that among the dead was his former fighters. «Two. Went to Syria in 2015. When we have all calmed down. No, I would not say that just because of the money. They believed they were going to protect the Russian world on the fringes of our sphere of influence. So write: died for their country and for the idea.

Our other source is located directly in Syria, explained:

– The Syrians and we decided to seize the plant from the Kurds in the work area of the Americans. There were three companies of militia and privateers of the Syrians. The first line of the Kurds and the Americans demolished pretty quickly, almost too easy. Then came aircraft, drones and choppers in the air, and four hours of their hammer. (According to another version, the shot column counterattacked men banned in Russia LIH, who began to retreat in the direction of the refinery to CONOCO, where he allegedly was at the same time and the secret base of the United States – “MK”).

The source called the figure of 40 people dead and 72 wounded.

– I don’t know what was expected – he was surprised, – with some Kalash climbed on Americans. But it was a purely commercial issue. To war it is irrelevant…

One of the first casualties in the “PMC Wagner” reported in LJ February 8, Igor Strelkov. He mentioned the figure of 100 people, with listed even specific divisions: “Destroyed the 5th assault detachment, armored group and artillery units. In the area of the settlement Hisham”.

Syrian TV released a story about the losses during the air operations of the coalition. Among the dead called Syrian Brigadier General named Yusuf Aisha Haider and several senior military officials. The Syrians spoke of a hundred dead and wounded, without mentioning, however, the PMC in any way.

While called a number of names of the dead combatants from Russia – Aleksey Ladygin from Ryazan Stanislav Matveyev and Igor Asaturov from the city of Asbest, Sverdlovsk region, Vladimir Loginov from Kaliningrad. Also killed former natsbol Kiril Ananiev, who to Syria had fought on the Donbass.

Since there is still no any specific information about hundreds of corpses among the mercenaries, PMCs, many experts agree that the dead among them, do only a few people. The rest of the many victims of the Syrians, who, according to some, was part of the group ISIS HUNTER (Hunters“LIH”). This task force mostly consists of Syrian Christians. Mostly they spetsializiruyutsya for the protection and security of government facilities in the desert areas of the country. Now, however, they are attracted to release gas and oil deposits, and protect ammunition depots. In al-Suqaylabiyah were several dozen funerals of dead soldiers ISIS Hunter, there are photos of the cemetery…

Law on private military companies in Russia is not so far, all they are doing is at your own risk. Hire them are usually government agencies, and with them is a business contract. The first combatants could be mistaken that they travel to the middle East to fight. “In my contract, for example, was written that I was going to guard communications and oil rigs. And immediately got caught in the assault battalion”, – told “MK” one of the mercenaries. Now no illusions about that — coming to fight and, if anything, to die, for that they paid. This task force mostly consists of Syrian Christians. Mostly they spetsializiruyutsya for the protection and security of government facilities in the desert areas of the country. Now, however, they are attracted to release gas and oil deposits, and protect ammunition depots.

The average salary of a mercenary from 150 000 to 200 000 rubles per month. Looking through what organization he was hired — the more intermediaries, subcontractors, PMC, the less prices. But in principle, do not deceive anyone — among the mercenaries much word of mouth, each other, even through someone, but, you know, and if you screw one, then no one will not go.

During his stay in a training camp near Rostov-on-don is also provided with lifting — 2-3 thousand rubles per day. Our Russians and Ukrainians of Donbass are considered a good purchase for the PMC, since “do not ask for much and usually serve as the conscience.”

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