Averin said in an interview, adding that he was aware of “substantial losses” suffered by “paramilitary structures with ties to Russia.” He refused to elaborate. In another case, Lubava Kocheva, a woman from central Russia, said in a brief online chat that two of her male friends in Syria, Igor Kosoturov and Stanislav Matveev, also died on Feb.
MOSCOW — Four Russian nationals, and perhaps dozens more, were killed in fighting between pro-government forces in eastern Syria and members of the United States-led coalition fighting the Islamic State, according to Russian and Syrian officials.
A Syrian military officer said that about 100 Syrian soldiers had been killed in the fighting on Feb.
He said that about 100 Syrian — not Russian — soldiers died in fighting on Feb.
S., as there is a growing threat of an accidental or deliberate direct military clash between Russia and America.”The official Kremlin stance is that its military deployment in Syria is now centered on two permanent bases, one for Russia’s air force and one for its navy, there by invitation from the Syrian government. Makarkin, an analyst at the Center for Political Technologies, a think tank in Moscow.
Russian political analysts said that the country’s reluctance to confirm that its citizens had died as a result of a United States-led airstrike was actually a sign that Moscow did not want to further worsen the already fractured bilateral relations with Washington.“This is a very rare case, where the positions of Russia and the U. “No one wants to take steps that will do irreparable damage to the already broken Russia-U. relations.”Because of an editing error, an earlier version of this article incorrectly described an account by a Syrian military officer.Yet there are hundreds if not thousands of contract soldiers in Syria whom the Russian government has never acknowledged.They were deployed both to help keep the official cost down and to avoid reports of casualties, especially with a March presidential election in Russia fast approaching.The main Russian paramilitary contracting organization is the Wagner Group, known by the nickname of the retired Russian officer who leads it.The group has been operating in Syria in various capacities, including protecting some oil fields, according to multiple reports in the Russian news media.One of the Company’s main commitment is creating quality employment, in an environment that promotes training, professional development and encourages diversity of cultures and nationalities, in equal conditions and rights.At NH Hotel Group, we operate our hotel business with the ambition of leading the responsible behavior, creating shared value at an economic, social and environmental level.If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Brady website.The commitment of NH Hotel Group is to offer sustainable, consistent and efficient hotel services for our customers, shareholders, partners, employees and society.Aleksandr Ionov, a Russian businessman working in Syria offering security and other services, said he estimated after conversations with associates in several private military organizations that more than 200 Russians might have been killed. Ionov said not all those killed were Russian: Some of the paid fighters came from other countries that were once part of the Soviet Union.“More than 200 is the current estimate, we cannot know the exact number yet, but most of them were Russian,” he said in a telephone interview. Ionov said he was speaking out because he wanted any Russians who were killed to be officially recognized for their sacrifice.“The truth has to be told,” he said.