Lavrov has described as speculation reports of hundreds of dead Russians in Syria
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov called the reports of hundreds of dead Russians in Syria attempts to speculate on the war in this country.
“What we read about the hundreds and even thousands of dead Russian mercenaries, are attempts to speculate on the war that is in Syria, unfortunately, still continues,” — said the Minister to journalists on the sidelines of the conference of the international discussion club “Valdai” “Russia in the middle East: playing on all fields”.
“These attempts, I believe, at least, not very well, — said the Russian foreign Minister. — There is a grilled wrap of the news without presenting concrete facts.” “The investigation is ongoing, please be, please be patient” — called journalists Lavrov.
In early February, the CBS made a statement that Russian citizens were in units of the Syrian Pro-government forces on 7 February in the village of Hassam in the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor allegedly attacked the headquarters of the “Forces of democratic Syria” (SDS), who has the support of Washington. The coalition headed by the USA attacked on the specified Pro-government forces.
As stated earlier, the defense Ministry, the Syrian were the militia in the province of Deir ez-Zor 7 Feb under fire from the coalition, the uncoordinated with the Russian military actions. In the incident were injured and 25 militia. Russian troops in that area there, said the defense Ministry.