Russian colonel killed in Aleppo shelling by opposition militants

Russian colonel killed in Aleppo shelling by opposition militants
# 07 December 2016 09:09 (UTC +04:00)

Baku – APA. Russian Colonel Ruslan Galitsky has died of wounds in Syria when "opposition" militants shelled a residential area in Aleppo’s western part, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Wednesday, TASS reported.

"Colonel Ruslan Galitsky has died in hospital after being severely wounded. Russian military medics fought for his life for several days. The officer sustained injuries in an artillery bombardment by the militants of the so-called ‘opposition', when they shelled a residential area in the western part of Aleppo," the ministry said.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, Galitsky was accomplishing a mission in Syria as part of the group of Russian military advisers. "Colonel Ruslan Galitsky has been recommended for decoration by the command posthumously," the ministry added.

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