Two Russian military advisers – Captain Eugene Konstantinov and Major Aleksander Skladan – have been killed in a fierce clash with militants in Syria, according to reports in the Russian media. The incident allegedly took place on May 3.
The source of the reports is the veterans organization “Brothers in Arms” that reported the incident citing some documents received from the Russian Defense Ministry.
According to the report, Konstantinov was attempting to rescue his injured counterpart when Syrian soldiers stopped providing fire cover to the advisers and retreated from the area. When the Syrian military restored the lost points, the Russian military servicemen were dead.
The report added that Konstantinov was actively involved in planning and conducting military operations against terrorists in the war-torn country. He also participated in training of Syrian troops.