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The Russian military suffered heavy losses in Syria

Российские военные понесли серьезные потери в СирииThe victims came under artillery fire.

In Syria on Tuesday, 18 April 2017, killed major of the black sea fleet of the Navy of Russia Sergey Burgundy. About it reports Reuters, citing information he served with the sailor in resignation Vyacheslav Pavlyuchenko and a source close to the black sea fleet.

“They came under artillery fire. Killed two Russian soldiers and two Syrian soldiers”, – said the Agency Pavlyuchenko.

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However, he could not disclose the names of other victims, as they are unknown to him. The interlocutor of the Agency stressed that two years ago, Burgundy was the commander of the reconnaissance company. In what position the deceased served in Syria unknown to him.

“Burgundy is one of the most senior Russian officers who died in Syria”, – notes the edition.

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Pavlyuchenko and a source close to the black sea fleet, also said that the body of Burgundy will be delivered in military unit in Sevastopol, in which he served, on Friday.

The funeral will be held in his native town of Simferopol on Saturday. The Russian defense Ministry did not respond to a request by Reuters for comment.

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