In confirmation of what Tsarizm reported on the 9th of February, after an American airstrike in Syria on Islamist fighters shelling American-backed forces, Reuters now reports Russian citizens were killed by the American bombing of the pro-Assad positions.
“But at least two Russian men fighting informally with pro-government forces were killed in the incident in Deir al-Zor province, their associates told Reuters on Monday. One of the dead was named as Vladimir Loginov, a Cossack from Russia’s Kaliningrad exclave. Maxim Buga, a leader of the Cossack community there, said Loginov had been killed around Feb. 7 along with “dozens” of other Russian fighters. The other man killed was named as Kirill Ananiev, described as a radical Russian nationalist. Alexander Averin, a spokesman for the nationalist party he was linked to, told Reuters Ananiev had been killed in shelling in the same fighting on Feb. 7,” wrote Reuters.
“If there was large-scale loss of life of Russian citizens, the relevant officials, including the commander-in-chief of our armed forces (Putin), are obliged to tell the country about it and decide who carries responsibility for this,” Grigory Yavlinsky, a veteran liberal politician said in a statement released by his Yabloko party, added Reuters.
The incident seems to be a developing scenario of an American reset with Russia in the Middle East. There have been multiple incidents that suggest the Trump administration is becoming more aggressive against Russia and pro-Assad forces in the region. Tsarizm has reported aggressively on this subject.
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