Russian general severely wounded in Syrian Palmyra


Major General Pyotr Milyuhin was injured about a week ago during fighting for Palmyra. After hitting a landmine he lost both his legs and an eye.

He received first aid in Syria, but after his condition worsened he was transferred to Burdenko Military Hospital in Moscow. This is the first Russian general wounded in Syrian Arab Republic.

“We have him here. That’s all we can tell you,” said the hospital staff.

Pyotr Milyuhin was awarded his Major General rank by the Presidential Decree of December 11, 2015. According to open sources, he is subordinate to Colonel General Andrei Kartapolov, who commands Russian troops in Syria. Kartapolov himself was seen on the front lines in Palmyra in early February.