MOSCOW, RUSSIA (3:25 A.M.) – Russian military advisor, Lieutenant Colonel Alexei Buchelnikov, has been killed in Syria as a result of sniper fire, Russian Ministry of Defense said in the report.
“Alexei Buchelnikov was stationed in Syria being a member of a group of Russian military advisors and performing training tasks for the military personnel of Syrian artillery units,” MoD’s statement says.
“During combat training, Syrian unit was attacked by a militant sniper,” continues the statement.
As a result of sniper fire, Buchelnikov was mortally wounded and died before any medical help could be administered.
“Command decided to award Alexei Buchelnikov with a medal post-mortem,” MoD spokesman concluded.