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Russian officer released from Afghan captivity

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A Russian officer, who spent almost a month in captivity in Afghanistan, was released through a special operation. A well-known search engine engaged in identifying the remains of fallen Soviet soldiers on the territory of this troubled state was captured by the Taliban due to the betrayal of a local assistant.



Alexander Lavrentiev, a retired colonel and member of the interdepartmental commission on prisoners of war, interned and missing, spent almost a month in captivity with the Taliban. On this, with reference to the officer himself, сообщает news agency RBC.

Lavrentiev said that the purpose of his trip to Kabul, and then to Herat, was to identify the bodies of Soviet fighters who went missing during the fulfillment of internationalist duty in Afghanistan and subsequently found.

Lavrentieva betrayed assistant


Expedition betrayed assistant: its members grabbed on the way from the airport. Herat is only partially controlled by the Afghan government, the rest of the province is the land of the Taliban.

It was the latter who seized Lavrentiev and his comrades. The invaders released one of the hostages, a translator, so that he would convey the ransom demands. In the Russian embassy about the incident became known on the third day.

Referring to the search engine itself, the news agency reports that Alexander was forced to walk on stones without shoes in order to reduce the likelihood of his escape: with injured legs, it would be much more difficult for him to do so. As a result, the captive's legs were so damaged that he could walk in sneakers with thick socks only a few weeks after his release. Twice the Taliban staged him a shot and injured his eye.

Despite the fact that Lavrentiev was released on April 22, information about this appeared only now.

Special operation helped save Russians


It was possible to achieve the release of the retired colonel thanks to the cooperation of the Foreign Ministry of Russia and the Main Department of National Security of Afghanistan (GUNB). According to the available information, instead of the monetary redemption, the GUNB captured several Taliban, for which they exchanged a Russian.

At the moment, the search engine comes to his senses, his wounds on his legs heal, a successful operation was performed on the injured eye.

According to the Committee on the Affairs of Soldiers-Internationalists at the Council of Heads of Government of the CIS, the 264 soldier of the Soviet army is missing in Afghanistan, only some of them are Russians.
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  1. marshes
    marshes 13 June 2019 20: 41
    +29
    Yes, brave man!
    1. major147
      major147 13 June 2019 20: 57
      +44
      Quote: marshes
      Yes, brave man!

      Bow to the peasant for his work .........
      1. marshes
        marshes 13 June 2019 20: 59
        +13
        Quote: major147
        Bow to the peasant for his work .........

        Yes, there are plenty of ours there, pure business. Oil refineries open up some hints of trade.
        And this one, looking for the missing soldier, GOOD Fellow,
        1. 210ox
          210ox 13 June 2019 21: 26
          +19
          Yes, someone is trying to raise the loot, and he tried to return those guys home ... Low bow.
          1. marshes
            marshes 13 June 2019 21: 30
            -5
            Quote: 210ox
            Yes, someone is trying to raise the loot, and he tried to return those guys home ... Low bow

            In general, Afghanistan is now a Klondike for raising bababl, those who fumble. But it is also necessary to have nerves, like steel ... there. The possibility of quick enrichment.
            1. Krasnodar
              Krasnodar 13 June 2019 23: 01
              +3
              On drugs or state tenders for a pullback? If it’s on drugs, then well, it’s in figs, these grandmothers will bring only misfortune, if on state tenders - then without skidding, the Afghans will throw it.
      2. Egorovich
        Egorovich 13 June 2019 21: 12
        +10
        These people can and should be proud of, our man!
        1. Cormorants
          Cormorants 14 June 2019 03: 13
          +5
          Our guys must be returned home. In one big house, which when we had. Really doing. Get well soon.
          1. Aerodrome
            Aerodrome 14 June 2019 07: 38
            +14
            some "colonels" hide billions in garages, and the Real ones continue to serve the country and the people ... soldier
            1. Phil77
              Phil77 14 June 2019 08: 16
              +3
              Quote: Aerodrome
              some "colonels" hide billions in garages, and the Real ones continue to serve the country and the people ... soldier

              Correctly written! There are colonels, honor and glory to them! And there, hey, Colonel.
  2. Fedor Sokolov
    Fedor Sokolov 13 June 2019 20: 45
    +8
    As they say well, everything that ends well could be worse. Going to a warring country torn by armed groups on all sides is always a big risk.
    1. Freelancer7
      Freelancer7 14 June 2019 15: 33
      +1
      What has changed since that time? Never mind. There should always be "efka" in your pocket. This is a feudal state with gangs whose meaning of life is to kill, kidnap, rob. This has been the case for centuries, and it is so now.
  3. Thrifty
    Thrifty 13 June 2019 20: 48
    +12
    Good health to him! Well done, that is still helping the soldiers of the former USSR "end the war"! It's bad that our official authorities won't deal with this, everything is left to chance!
  4. Never mind
    Never mind 13 June 2019 20: 50
    +4
    How many young guys were killed there (((Is it possible for these animals to explain that I came to them with a good deed!
    1. marshes
      marshes 13 June 2019 21: 01
      -12
      Quote: It doesn’t matter
      Do you explain to these animals that you came to them with a good deed!

      So they have a lot of people died, respect at least opponents.
      1. Never mind
        Never mind 13 June 2019 21: 26
        +7
        Interesting! Why should I respect those who kidnap people and even indiscriminately!
        1. marshes
          marshes 13 June 2019 21: 32
          -20
          Quote: It doesn’t matter
          Interesting! Why should I respect those who kidnap people and even indiscriminately!

          And why bother to a foreign country?
          1. Never mind
            Never mind 13 June 2019 21: 36
            +9
            The article is clearly written search engine! You explain why he went there?
            1. marshes
              marshes 13 June 2019 21: 42
              -17
              Quote: It doesn’t matter
              The article is clearly written search engine! You explain why he went there?

              I don’t know why he went there, everyone who could have returned.
              And so father 79-82 and 84-85.
              Co-workers of the father, Burundi Avia, 94-2008.
              So I know a lot about Afghanistan.
          2. Paranoid50
            Paranoid50 13 June 2019 21: 56
            +13
            Quote: marshes
            why bother to a foreign country?

            Oh, you, what questions have flooded ... How undignified an adult person to include a silly one. Those who "poke around" now control the heroin flows there, yeah. And the man went there with a good deed. But what devil am I explaining elementary things ... Or a little "across the river" in the time of these same Kazakhs were killed ?! And all the victims were identified and buried ?! After all, it is said that only part of the missing are Russians.
            If a toad is stuck, that co-religionists are sore, then I'm sorry - you were not lucky with them. The Orthodox also got something like that, on the southwestern borders, yeah.
  5. Graz
    Graz 13 June 2019 20: 58
    +9
    I don’t see the need to take risks like that, I think the special services should make an appropriate response to the Taliban, and by the way, they weren’t asked about the pilots with il-76 yet.
    1. marshes
      marshes 13 June 2019 21: 06
      -6
      Quote: Graz
      , by the way, they weren’t asked yet for pilots with IL-76

      There, in general, the story is dark, the Northern Alliance already received weapons, and here it’s the cunning Albania, emaerates from the south.
    2. private person
      private person 13 June 2019 21: 11
      -3
      I think special services should make an appropriate response to the Taliban

      Yeah, they fought for 10 years a little, but give you the appropriate answer.
  6. Krasnoyarsk
    Krasnoyarsk 13 June 2019 21: 11
    +5
    = ... there was an identification of the bodies of Soviet fighters who were missing in the course of fulfilling their international duty in Afghanistan. = Does anyone understand what is written here?
    = Alexander Lavrentiev, retired colonel and member of the interdepartmental commission on prisoners of war, interned and missing, =
    = At the Russian Embassy, ​​the incident became known on the third day. = And this is how to understand. Not privately A. Lavrentiev left for Afghanistan. The day did not get in touch - alarm!
    The Taliban seized Lavrentiev and his comrades. Why not a word about the release of comrades?
    1. Maksimus0909
      Maksimus0909 14 June 2019 00: 22
      -1
      For them, for All I have only pride!
      We are waiting for the news !!!
  7. free
    free 13 June 2019 21: 32
    +3
    Great news. Not often such unfortunately happen.
  8. sagitch
    sagitch 13 June 2019 21: 33
    +5
    264 fighters of the Soviet army are missing in Afghanistan, only a part of them are Russians

    And after the war I can’t find a friend anymore, he was seriously shell-shocked in Afghanistan, awarded, and then a prison without guilt, then a fool, and that's all, for 19 years, I’ve been coming to my hometown, nobody knows anything. Missing after the war.
  9. Vladimir Nizhegorodsky
    Vladimir Nizhegorodsky 13 June 2019 21: 43
    +5
    Good man.
    May God grant him health!
    And God bless him.
  10. Terenin
    Terenin 13 June 2019 22: 39
    +3
    The Russian officer, who spent almost a month in captivity in Afghanistan, was recently released through a special operation.

    Well, good. Get well soon faster.
    And, the interdepartmental commission - to more carefully work out the routes of their representatives across the territories that are in a state of armed opposition (especially the places of origin of Daesh)
  11. Horse, people and soul
    Horse, people and soul 13 June 2019 23: 12
    -3
    “Mazda” would be made of our people - these “Mazda” would not be stronger!

    hi
  12. falx
    falx 13 June 2019 23: 34
    +1
    According to available information, instead of a cash buy-out, the State Security Committee seized several Taliban, for which the Russians were exchanged.
    An original way to free hostages. effective....

    I personally have nothing against the Taliban, even though they were banned from filing mattresses in Russia ...
    but hostage taking, which has nothing to do with their struggle, is ordinary banditry. And with bandits only this is what happens ...


    A deep bow to Alexander Lavrentiev. His liberators set off !! well done.
  13. Babermetis
    Babermetis 14 June 2019 00: 02
    +1
    He does a holy work.
  14. Maksimus0909
    Maksimus0909 14 June 2019 00: 14
    +2
    God grant such Russians
  15. Aliken
    Aliken 14 June 2019 01: 20
    +1
    Well done, bacha. Respect to you and respect.
  16. Kruglov
    Kruglov 14 June 2019 02: 13
    0
    Your mother! Well, no one is able to calculate in advance the possible options? Including, and capture? I went to the beast! Yes, even in the den. And then the surprise that this happened. Just insanity. Yes. Do the right thing. Good. But you have to think with your head. Before ... And not like a ...
  17. Redbul
    Redbul 14 June 2019 05: 36
    0
    instead of a ransom, the State Security Committee seized several Taliban, for which the Russians were exchanged.

    I hope they castrated them before the exchange .. They only understand that!
    Well done guys.! And the colonel is bold, of course, and carries out such a noble deed .. May God grant him health!
  18. rocket757
    rocket757 14 June 2019 07: 22
    +1
    The Story of a PRESENT MAN! and a reminder of the existence of small, greedy and ... let's not offend animals.
  19. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 14 June 2019 07: 46
    0
    This uncle has steel eggs, once he went to a war-torn country with such a noble purpose, respect and respect good
  20. georggy
    georggy 14 June 2019 09: 32
    -4
    Lavrentiev said that the purpose of his trip to Kabul, and then to Herat, was to identify the bodies of Soviet fighters who were missing during the performance of an international duty


    Is it like last names on the bones? What nonsense.
    What was he doing there?
  21. NordUral
    NordUral 14 June 2019 13: 26
    0
    Honor and praise to the Colonel with comrades!