It became known about the death of soldiers, new Russian PMCs in Syria


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In June of this year in Syria suffered the loss of the Russian private military company (PMC) known as “the Shield,” according to “Novaya Gazeta” with reference to the relatives of the dead Russians and anonymous sources.

According to the newspaper, June 15 fighters with a call sign “Shaman”, “Kairat” and “Tank man” moved to the place a car bomb and a mortar attack. In Syria they were guarding Russian objects of JSC “Stroytransgaz”, the newspaper writes.

The journalists of “Novaya” found out the names of two of them and go to their relatives in Russia: one of the dead was born in Perm, the other a native of the Republic of Khakassia. Both of 2014 fought on the side of the unrecognized Luhansk national Republic, and then worked on the so-called PMC Wagner.

Relatives of one of the victims said that his body was brought from Syria in a zinc coffin with a death certificate in Arabic and its translation into Russian with the seal of “military unit field mail 23944”. This address, according to open sources, associated with the group of the Russian Armed forces in Syria.

About PMC “Shield” the media first announced in 2018. It is not known who is behind this organization, to relate to her any legal person journalists and also failed. According to various sources, her soldiers pay from 120 to 180 thousand rubles per month. The group allegedly dealt mostly with security companies and, unlike PMC Wagner does not have heavy military equipment.

It is believed that PMC Wagner is associated with the Petersburg businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, this information is not officially confirmed. According to some reports, the businessman offers security in several African countries.

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