Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov urged to use caution information about the mass deaths of Russian mercenaries in Syria distributed by foreign media. However, the representative of the Kremlin did not exclude that in territory of Republic may be the Russians, not related to the military.
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin has not confirmed information about the death of Russians in the American air strike on the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor.
Thus he responded to a reporter’s question about whether mourning for the dead. “I don’t understand the point, therefore must declare mourning?”— said Peskov in response to the question.
Earlier in mass media appeared information that among the victims of the attack were Russians who worked in the so-called private military company Wagner. In this regard, Putin’s spokesman urged journalists not to be guided by “erroneous information” – intentional or unintentional — and serious approach to the description of “such a potentially important scenes.”
Peskov admitted that Arab Republic may be the Russians who do not belong to the Armed forces. “But in any case our citizens, they are citizens of the Russian Federation”, — said the representative of the Kremlin.
He said, various Russian authorities, including the foreign Ministry, practice statements, which warn of the dangers that accompany a trip to a particular country. However, no restrictions or legislative restrictions on private trips of the Russians in Syria. “I do not know that it was discussed” — quoted Peskov RIA Novosti.
The international coalition led by the USA on 7 February attacked a Pro-government factions in the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor. The Ministry of defense of Russia said that for the Syrian militias fighting on the side of Bashar al-Assad. They have not coordinated their actions with the representatives of the Russian side.
According to unofficial information, among the dead were Russian mercenaries who worked for “PMC Wagner.” Data about their numbers vary. Meanwhile, a source in the foreign Ministry denied media reports of mass death of Russians in the airstrike. “This is a classic disinformation,” he said.
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