The monument to the dead in Syria, the officer Prokhorenko opened in Italy

Italian vagli sotto, opened the monument to the Russian officer, Alexander Prokhorenko, who died in a combat mission in Syria. On Sunday, August 6, RIA Novosti reported.

According to the creators, the marble sculpture depicts a soldier for a few moments before the airstrike, the Russian VKS, which he caused upon himself when he was surrounded by terrorists in the vicinity of Palmyra.

“We appreciate the policy pursued by President Vladimir Putin in the fight against “Islamic state” (banned in Russia). It was fair to pay my respects to the soldier who sacrificed his life for all of us, because ISIS is a real world threat. This hero not to fall into the hands of thugs, chose to die from friendly fire. His act can be proud of the whole world”, — said the mayor of wailly-sotto Mario Puglia.

At the opening ceremony of the monument was attended by more than hundred people, among whom were local residents and Russian diplomats.

Special forces officer, abenavoli Alexander Prokhorenko died March 24. The task to restore air strikes on terrorists near Palmyra, he was surrounded by and caused the fire itself. By the decree of President Vladimir Putin posthumously awarded him the title of Hero of Russia. Funeral Prokhorenko passed in his native village Towns Tyulganskiy rayon of Orenburg region on 6 may.