Photo: press service of the defense Ministry of the Russian Federation
In several cities of Russia found the monuments to servicemen without place of their death. About it reports “Russian service bi-Bi-si”.
The first monument to war referred to in the investigation, is installed in the Victory Park in Kaliningrad. On it is carved the name of Colonel E. G. Velev, who died August 1, 2016. Place of death of the soldier is not specified. However, the journalists explained that on 1 August 2016 in Syria had shot down a Russian military helicopter Mi-8. The crash killed five people aboard: three crew members and two officers of the Russian center for reconciliation of the parties. The identity of the pilots became known: the commander of the crew of Roman Pavlov, Oleg Shalamov Navigator and flight engineer Alexey Shorohov. The names of the dead along with them officers not officially named until now. One of them, presumably, is Telling.
“Recently, in the Saratov memorial, there were two new names: “senior Lieutenant Klyuchnikov R. E. and Lieutenant Colonel Ivanov, V. A.”. The Russian defense Ministry did not report about the death of these soldiers,” — says the article. Reporters learned that Colonel Vladimir Ivanov in 2019 was posthumously awarded the order of Courage, the award was received by his father. One of the Saratov deputies who were present at the ceremony said that the decree awarding officer was closed. However, he said that Ivanov was awarded for fighting in Syria.
Similar memorials with the names of the unknown victims of war where there are in Khabarovsk, Zaraysk (Moscow region), Samara, Novopavlovsk (Stavropol territory) and others.
In may 2015, President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed a decree classified information on casualties among troops in peacetime, during special operations. Also become a state secret information about the persons studied in the special services and law enforcement agencies in order to attract them to cooperate on a confidential basis on the line of intelligence, counterintelligence or other investigative activities.
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