Russia’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) has confirmed that one Russian soldier has died in clashes in Syria. The Russian MoD says he prevented a car packed with explosives from reaching the humanitarian aid distribution point in the province of Homs:
“Sergeant Andrey Timoshenkov, who was escorting a humanitarian convoy of the Russian Reconciliation Center, has stopped a car rigged with explosives by opening fire at it with small arms. Andrey received injuries incompatible with life in the explosion of the vehicle driven by a suicide bomber,” the ministry said.
Timoshenkov passed away on Thursday, June 16 at Russian Khmeimim airbase in Latakia province. The Russian MoD has presented Sergeant Timoshenkov with a posthumous state award.
The Russian MoD has not released any information about 4 more Russian marines that had been alledgedly injured with Andrey Timoshenkov in the clashes near Palmyra.
We remember, on June 19, SouthFront reported that 1 Russian marine died from shrapnel wounds and 4 others were injured during clashes in Syria, according to sources among Timoshenkov’s friend and relatives.