The representative of the Kurdish Units of people's defense" Redur Khalil confirmed that the Kurds handed over to the authorities of Russia the body of officer Alexander Prokhorenko, who was killed in Syria, reports RIA "Novosti".
"This was achieved through discussions between the us and ISIS. This special operation was carried out for humanitarian purposes. The body was handed over to the Russian government," said Khalil. He added that the body of the Russian military has already delivered to Russia.
Representatives of the defense Ministry reported the death of an officer of the Russian special forces at Palmyra on March 24. The officer was carrying out a combat mission near Palmyra during the week, identifying the targets of the terrorists "Islamic state" and giving the coordinates for strikes by Russian aircraft.
The soldier was killed "while performing a special task to restore strikes by Russian aircraft on purpose. The officer was surrounded by the enemy and caused the fire itself. The name of the deceased was not called.
In social networks there is a transcript of the recent negotiations of Lieutenant commander. According to records, the commander hoped to the last that Prokhorenko will have time to get to the extraction point, but he understood that I was surrounded by.
Later journalists found out that we are talking about 25-year-old Alexander Prokhorenko. In the Orenburg region, he left a pregnant wife. Prokhorenko was posthumously awarded the title Hero of Russia.
From the 27th of February in Syria, an agreement on a cease-fire. The draft document has been prepared jointly by Moscow and Washington. The agreement implies that the military action will continue only against ISIS and other terrorist organizations identified by the UN security Council.