FSB demanded family of Russian captive in Syria “to keep quiet”


The parents of Russian citizen Grigory Tsurkanu captured in Syria say the FSB demanded them “to keep quiet.”

Recently the agency Amak controlled by the terrorist group ISIS revealed a video, on which allegedly captured Russian citizens were filmed. One of them presented himself as Roman Zabolotny, the second prisoner was Grigory Tsurkanu.

Presumably, Tsurkanu fought in Syria as a member of Russian private military company Wagner. Radio Liberty was informed about this by his brother Roman. He noted that Tsurkanu left for Syria in May, and kept his “trip” in secret.

The film crew of Radio Liberty came to the house of the Tsurkanu family on Wednesday afternoon. The brother of the captured Russian agreed to meet with the journalists in person in the morning, but stopped responding to phone calls in the afternoon.

Tsurkanu’s parents told that they were “phoned by unknown people”, assured that their son would be released, and were told “not to make noise.” Later they admitted that the call was “from the FSB“.

The Ministry of Defense of Russia officially denies that Russian soldiers were taken prisoner in Syria. The press secretary of the Russian president Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin will “carefully check” this information.

Source: svoboda.org