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(TASS NEWS) Only official information from the Russian Defense Ministry regarding the number of casualties among the Russian military in Syria can be trusted, Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday.

Reuters news agency reported earlier that the number of casualties among Russians in Syria was much higher in comparison with the officially provided figures.

“No, they will be not,” Peskov said replying to a question whether official figures would be double-checked. “All information (for Kremlin) comes directly from the Defense Ministry and we have to accept these figures and they are official.”

“There may be Russian nationals in Syria staying there as volunteers or for some other purposes, but they have nothing to do with the government and the Defense Ministry,” he said. “In this case one should inquire with Reuters about where they obtained this information and who the source was.”

According to Reuters, a total of 40 Russian nationals were killed in conflict-hit Syria since the beginning of the year and some of the casualties from the list were allegedly mercenaries.

The Defense Ministry maintains that the number of killed among the Russian Armed Forces, deployed in Syria to provide assistance to the country’s military, stands at 34.

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Floriangeyer
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I and many others in Britain who realise what is going on with the US export of ‘US Democratic Values’ realise that without Russia’s intervention in Syria in particular , the spiral of chaos and death caused by American meddling in other nations affairs for the personal profit of the few would certainly be the cause of WW3.

The sacrifice of the Russian soldiers who gave their lives so that others may live will never be forgotten.
We will remember them.

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Bill Purkayastha

Hmmm…. should we believe Russia, which has been fighting terrorism, or Reuters, which is part of the propaganda wing of the America-terrorist complex….

… decisions, decisions…

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Слава русских солдат и офицеров.
Благодаря России за помощь Сирии.

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MIlan Miljkovic

Always remember Russian help soldiers and officers of Russia.

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Deo Cass

The 34 Russian deaths is from 2015 when Russia intervened not only in 2017.