Russian lieutenant colonel Alexey Buchelnikov killed in Syria


Russian military adviser lieutenant colonel Alexei Buchelnikov was killed in Syria on May 2nd.

As reported by the Russian Defense Ministry, the lieutenant colonel was killed with sniper fire.

Buchelnikov was presented to a state award posthumously.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, since the beginning of the operation in Syria in September 2015 about 30 Russian servicemen have been killed.

According to the materials collected by Reuters, the losses of the Russian side, including the mercenaries of private military companies, are much higher.