A Russian military adviser, Colonel Ruslan Galitsky, had died in the Syrian city of Aleppo, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.
“Colonel Ruslan Galitsky has died in the hospital from severe wounds. Russian military doctors had been fighting for his life for a few days. The serviceman was wounded during shelling of a residential neighborhood in western Aleppo by militants of the so-called opposition,” the Russian state-run news agency, RIA Novosti, cited the statement.
Galitsky was working with a group of Russian military advisers in the area when the incident took place. He would be posthumously given a top military award, according to reports.
The photo above is circulating in the Russian media as a photo of Ruulan Galitsky.