Russians Captured By ISIS Were Volunteers Fighting On Side Of Syrian Government – Russian Media

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Russians Captured By ISIS Were Volunteers Fighting On Side Of Syrian Government - Russian Media

Roman Zabolotniy. FILE IMAGE: I.Vasilenkov/Vkontakte

The two Russians showed by ISIS in its recent video are volunteers that had been volunteers fighting on the side of Damascus government against terrorists in Syria, the Russian pro-government media outlet Rusvesna reported.

A media outlet of the Russian Ministry of Defense, TV Zvezda, also released an article citing the report.

According to the report, Roman Zabolotniy (born – 1979) is a cossack. He particiapted in delivering humanitarian aid to a part of Ukraine’s Donbass region controlled by the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics in 2016.

Another person, Grigory Surkanov (born – 1978), reportedly participated in the Yugoslavia conflict.

The both media outlets reported that Zabolotniy and Surkanov have been involved in the Syrian conflict as a volunteers fighting on the side of pro-government forces. Earlier, reports appeared that they could be civil employees for the Assad government. The situation remains unclear.

The Russian Defense Ministry reported that “there have been no incidents linked with any capture of prisoners or entailing losses among Russian servicemen either in the province of Deir ez-Zor [Deir Ezzor] or in any other Syrian province.” So, it’s officially that Zabolotniy and Surkanov are not service members of Russian task forces in Syria.

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  • Zainab Ali

    these zio scumbags will be up to no good with their prisoners esp russians … defeat is staring at their pathetic faces but losers cant accept that God is the best of all planners.

  • Lone Wolf

    So sad to hear of their capture … I really hope that Russians Forces there can somehow find and rescue them .. prayers and thoughts to them and their families … :-(

  • jhon malakiat

    i feel really sorry. hope they still alived and rescue by SAA and russia force..

    maybe its time for russia to send reguler army in significant number like they did in afghanistan..

    • John Whitehot

      the sweet sound of butthurt trolls evoking afghanistan.

  • Aurelio Ferdinand

    Love Prayer and thoughts go out to these two brave men, Roman Zabolotniy and Grigory Surkanov may the Most Merciful and Benevolent grant you both safe return and protection.

  • Barba_Papa

    So now there are Russian ‘volunteers’ fighting in Syria as well? Just like in the Donbass? I would have gone for the mercenary angle. That at least seems more credible. Come on Russia, I expect better excuses then that. What what do I know. I’m just a cynic.

    • dutchnational

      A cynic is a realist with a negative outlook on matters.

      • Barba_Papa

        True. I wish I wasn’t, yet reality keeps on confirming that outlook.

    • John Whitehot

      there are lots of euro volunteers fighting with the kurds and several of them died.

      How do you call them? let’s see how much hypocritical you can get.

      • jhon malakiat

        kurd is zionist slave. we call them kisser of setanyahu butt…

        hope this clarify..

      • Barba_Papa

        Not just euro volunteers, also volunteers from the US and Australia. Several of these volunteers have made it into the press and given interviews. Which seems to be quite different the socalled Russian ‘volunteers’ in the Donbass, whose own families not even know where they are.

        If you want to insert special forces operaters on foreign soil with plausible deniability, A: they have to maintain a low profile at all times and B: if they ever get caught their governments deny their very existence. The socalled Russian ‘volunteers’ in the Donbass fits that profile exactly. Have them be officially private military contractors fits that profile exactly. Have them shown on camera inside and outside Kurdish territory, and give interviews, that does not fit the profile.

        But I’ll admit that it is possible. There has been a long history of former Western soldiers looking for a just cause and adventure to go to warzones like these, dating back to the Yugoslav wars. It’s just that until recently the Kurds had this romantic image of fighting ISIS. They’re also the darlings of the Social Justice left. The Assad regime on the other hand, not so much. Which is again why if I were the Russian government would have opted to say they were part of some PMC, and not volunteers. PMC is infinitely more plausible.

        • John Whitehot

          “Which is again why if I were the Russian government would have opted to say they were part of some PMC, and not volunteers. PMC is infinitely more plausible”

          Which is retarded if they were volunteers – so the Russian government had to lie and say they were PMC.

          But you have to start from the principle that the Russian government lies because you have your agenda.

        • Tudor Miron

          So you keep insisting that most of Donbass armed forces are nothing also than Russian army in disguise? I don’t suggest that you go there but come to Moscow and I arrange you a meeting with many guys from Gorlovka – they work in the same building. You can than ask real people coming from Donbass. Nah, don’t think so. I think you’ll opt for ukro nazi propoganda and cnn narrative :)

        • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

          What a stupid misconception you have, do you realize that cossacks volunteer in various forms and it has been around for centuries. Try not to equate them as the same as a mercenary for hire. They largely volunteer to help those in need since if there is a shortage of people to drive humanitarian aid paramedics etc they try to fill those roles today. The “Bob Crow Militias” they are not ,they see their duty to help those who need it and not by committing bloodshed but humanitarian work, they are too old for military service in the Cossacks but can help with other things.

    • Tudor Miron

      Barba Papa, you (either sinserely or not) are missing the difference between mercenary and volunteer. Both need to eat so it is imperetive that they get paid. Those guys in Donbas and this in Surya thought for pro human forces and against evil zio kabal forces. Yes, there are many Russian sitizens voluntarely joined Donbas people’s republic armed forces and they are being paid or otherwise who’s going to feed their family members? But on the banderite side (Pravi sector, Azov and the rest of ukro nazi) payments are much better (Zio dollars flowing in. Remember that which with “poisined” cookies that openly admitted spending 5 e9$ “to promote democracy” in Ukraine?) so they could choose the evil part if that was about money. And there are many ex Russian muslims (even more from ex CCCP) of different nationalities fighting in Daesh/Al Queda ranks – same scums who were killing our woman and children in Beslan and Nord Ost). There’s also Russian volunteers fighting on Assad side.
      So there is a right side (often less lucrative in monetary terms) and there’s a choice. If you don’t see difference it only means that your understanding of relatively simple matters is yet to develop (Sorry for sounding harsh)

  • yosef alem

    I hate how the defens ministry tryed to distance it self from them. Imagine if this were former U.S servic men, the goverment would be trying to rescue them insted of disstancing it self. A bit of a shame that it is.

    • John Whitehot

      so the US department of defence should declare that all US volunteers fighting alongside the kurds are servicemen? Same goes for the hundreds of europeans (Germans, French, Italians, Brits) in the same ranks.

      Fucking hypocrites.

      • jhon malakiat

        kurd is zionist slave and fucking invader. with only 8pct population, they grab illegally 20pct syria land and 40pct syria resources.

        wait until usa out of syria land. arab fighter will crush you.. you read here first..

        • John Whitehot

          “wait until usa out of syria land”

          lolololololol

          • jhon malakiat

            now wonder if now butthurt trools like you wanna kissing trump’s butt as well.. lol.

          • Tudor Miron

            John is not a troll kurd lover like dutchnational and his breed, It’s just that he’s sarcastic that USA will easily go. But he doesn’t know that soon enough US will have to worry about other things than regime change here and there.

          • John Whitehot

            exactly.
            thanks for addressing these two mental patients in counting up to five before spewing shit.

          • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

            Take your nose out of the US military butt we all know it will be full of brown, as they never clean up their shit anyways!

          • jhon malakiat

            hahahahahaha…

          • John Whitehot

            what the fuck are you talking about?
            You misinterpreted the lols, you retard.

          • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

            Just was being sarcastic should have added Ho ho ho for a sarcasm identifier.

        • Alex

          americunts are there to stay

          • jhon malakiat

            yes, but how long?

            history told us precisely that even the superpower has its limits. ancient roma, persian, british empire, etc they has a limits.

            usa has dominates the world for 80 years and his power looks like fragile everyday. sooner or later, usa will colaps.

            kurd, your time is ticking. your country surrounded by anger arab…

          • Alex

            Depends on how well Russia performs on international stage, western euro govs talk a lot of bs about Russia on public, but behind the scenes a lot is done to bypass the sanctions and start new deals, the bigger the weight will become on world stage thus more they will be able to achive without turning the whole political world against them , i would say weight in west europe in particular. Can’t say about actuall time but it seems that the Empires nowadays rise and fall with every new empire lot faster than in the past :)

          • George King

            In graves or rotting in the sun?

          • bcbingram

            Maybe, or maybe we leave when we get ready….. Stop chopping the heads off kids and we will leave sooner.

          • Alex

            Eh, those are Western backed “rebels” chopping the heads off and what made you think that US is involved because of that ?

    • George King

      Let’s get something straight here, we already know that the US/NATO/Israel through it’s proxies and SOF tried to kidnap and either ransom or kill 29 Russian peace keepers for propaganda or leverage in a no conflict zone declared by former combatants and political participants. So just what are you suggesting? Participate in their transnational criminal cabal acts?

      Either you have not thought this through or you have alternative motives, which is it?

  • Langaniso Mhlobo

    This two brave soldiers Judy be rescue.