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Heroes of the war: the loss of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation during the Syrian operation

Heroes of the war: the loss of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation during the Syrian operation

8 July 2016 in Syria, militants of the Islamic State terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation shot down a strike helicopter piloted by Russian pilot-instructors. Both crew members died - Colonel Ryafagat Khabibulin and Lieutenant Yevgeny Dolgin.

Given this incident, the combat losses of personnel and equipment of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation during the operation in Syria amounted to a total of 12 people, two helicopters (Mi-8 and Mi-28Н) and one aircraft (Su-24М).

Fedor Zhuravlev

Killed November 19 2015. While performing a combat mission in Syria.

The officer provided guidance of airborne cruise missiles to the position of terrorists, the details of his death are unknown.

The loss was officially confirmed by 17 March 2016 at the awards ceremony. He was awarded the Order of Courage posthumously.

The school near Bryansk received the name of a Russian officer who died in Syria. He was buried in his native village, where his mother will now live.

Oleg Peshkov

November 24, 2015 Su-24M front-line bomber (tail number "83 white", registration number RF-90932) aviation The Russian Air Force group in Syria was shot down by the Turkish Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter in Syrian airspace.

The pilots managed to eject, they were fired from the ground, the pilot, Lieutenant Colonel Oleg Peshkov was killed.

According to the Turkish side, the bomber was shot down due to violation of the air border of this country. The Russian Defense Ministry denied the fact that the Su-24M was in Turkish airspace.

The navigator of the downed bomber - Captain Konstantin Murakhtin - was rescued by special forces of the Russian Armed Forces and the Syrian army. Awarded the Order of Courage.

25 November 2015, by presidential decree Vladimir Putin, Lieutenant Colonel Oleg Peshkov was posthumously awarded the title Hero of the Russian Federation.

The name of the Hero of Russia is immortalized on a memorial tablet in the village of Kosiha near Barnaul, where he was born and raised. Memorial "Countrymen who died in local conflicts", which contains his name, is located on the Alley of Heroes of the Great Patriotic War.

The head of the Altai Territory, Alexander Karlin, reported that three monthly nominal scholarships named after Hero of Russia Oleg Peshkov were established in the region for students of the Altai boarding school with initial flight training for them. Hero of the Soviet Union K.G. Pavlyukova.

The pilot's name will be assigned to the new school of Lipetsk №100. It will create an aviation museum.
June 12, a monument to Oleg Peshkov was unveiled in the Amur Region.

“It was a dedicated, courageous, highly qualified pilot. Everyone whom he taught speak of him as a very good instructor who could explain everything”
Konstantin Murakhtin
The navigator of the Su-24M bomber shot down in Syria, major

Alexander Pozynic

24 November 2015, in search of the pilots of a downed Su-24M bomber, helicopters of the Russian Aerospace Forces flew out of Russia, during the operation one of them (Mi-8AMTSH) was damaged by shelling from the ground. A marine contract soldier, a sailor Alexander Poznich, was killed on board.

The helicopter made an emergency landing on neutral territory, the crew and personnel of the search and rescue team were evacuated, the car itself was later destroyed by mortar fire from the territory controlled by the gangs.

Sailor Alexander Pozynic (posthumously) was awarded the Order of Courage.

Porynych was buried in the Alley of Military Glory of his native city of Novocherkassk.

Memorial plaques commemorating Su-24M bomber commander Oleg Peshkov and marines Alexander Pozyniche in memory of those killed in Syria were installed on the Amur federal highway (Chita - Khabarovsk) near the village of Vozzhaevka, Amur Region.

"Saving his comrades, Alexander defended the country, city, family. He fully fulfilled the duty, giving his life for peace and tranquility. It was decided that the school number XXUMX of Novocherkassk city, in which Pozychnich studied, would be named after him"
Vasily Golubev
Governor of the Rostov Region

Ivan Cheremisin

1 February 2016 as a result of a mortar attack by terrorists of the IG of one of the Syrian army formations, a Russian military adviser, Lieutenant Colonel Ivan Cheremisin, was mortally wounded.

According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the officer carried out tasks to assist the Syrian army in the development of new weapons supplied under the existing interstate contracts of military-technical cooperation.

For the first time, official news about Ivan Cheremisin was revealed to 17 in March of 2016 at the awards ceremony.
The soldier was posthumously presented to the state award.

Alexander Prokhorenko

Senior lieutenant of the Special Operations Forces Alexander Prokhorenko died on March 24 2016 near the settlement of Tadmor (Palmyra, Homs province) while performing the task of targeting Russian planes at the targets of IG terrorists.

According to the representative of the Russian home base Khmeimim in Syria, "the soldier heroically died, causing a fire on himself, after he was discovered by terrorists and surrounded."

11 April 2016. He was posthumously awarded the title Hero of the Russian Federation.

The authorities of Orenburg decided to name one of the streets of the city by the name of Prokhorenko.

Prokhorenko was born 22 June 1990, in the Orenburg region in a working-class family. In 2007, he graduated from the Gorodets secondary school with a silver medal, entered the Orenburg Higher Anti-aircraft Missile School, and at 2008, due to the closure of the school, he was transferred to the Military Academy of Army Air Defense of the Russian Armed Forces, where he graduated with honors.

Andrey Okladnikov and Victor Pankov

12 April 2016, while performing flights in the city of Homs, the Mi-28H HKS of Russia crashed.

Both crew members - commander Andrei Okladnikov and navigator Viktor Pankov - died.

According to the press service of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, "there was no fire impact on the helicopter," the cause of the disaster was the piloting error.

Anton Erygin

11 May 2016, the Russian Defense Ministry reported the death of Russian sergeant Anton Yerygin in Syria.

5 May he was seriously injured in the Syrian province of Homs while carrying out tasks to accompany the cars of the Russian Reconciliation Center of the warring parties and died in the hospital two days later.

12 May soldier was buried in the cemetery in the Voronezh village Chertovitsy.

He was awarded the Order of Courage posthumously.

Andrey Timoshenkov

15 June 2016 in the province of Homs, Andrei Timoshenkov, a security guard of a humanitarian convoy of the Russian Reconciliation Center of the warring parties in Syria, prevented a breakthrough to the place of issuance of humanitarian aid for a car filled with explosives.

During the explosion of the suicide-driven car, Tymoshenkov received a wound that was incompatible with life and died on June 16.

He was awarded the Order of Courage posthumously.

Mikhail Shirokopoyas

16 June 2016 was officially confirmed the death of Junior Sergeant Mikhail Shirokopas.

He was sent to Syria in April 2016, a month later he was injured as a result of a mine in the province of Aleppo.

The soldier underwent surgery in Moscow, however, he died on June 7 in the Main Military Clinical Hospital. N.N. Burdenko.

He was awarded the Order of Courage posthumously.

Ryabagat Khabibulin and Yevgeny Dolgin

8 July 2016 in the Syrian province of Homs, Russian instructor pilots flew around a Syrian Mi-25 helicopter (export version of the Mi-24) with ammunition.

Having broken through the defenses east of Palmyra, a large detachment of IS militants attacked the positions of the Syrian troops and rapidly advanced into the region.

The crew of the Mi-25 decided to attack the terrorists. Having spent the ammunition, the helicopter at the turn on the reverse course was hit by fire from the ground and fell in the area controlled by the Syrian government army.

Both crew members died - pilot Colonel Ryafagat Khabibulin and pilot-operator Lt. Evgeny Dolgin.

Soldiers are presented to high state awards posthumously.

Vadim Kostenko. Non-lethal loss
27 in October 2015 in the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation confirmed the death of a technical specialist, contract serviceman Vadim Kostenko, who committed suicide at the Hmeimim airbase.

According to the military, the cause of death of the 19-year-old contract soldier was suicide "during off-duty hours due to unfavorable personal circumstances outside the unit".

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  1. Michael easily
    Michael easily 17 July 2016 00: 33
    Eternal memory to heroes!
    1. Talgat
      Talgat 17 July 2016 11: 42
      In fact, they defended not only the allies - Syria and Iran, but all of us to stop the enemy at distant approaches. Do not let go to the Caspian and Central Asia.

      We must all also pay tribute to the dead (and the dying) Syrians, Iranians from the IRGC and Hezbollah fighters who are fighting on the ground, using the cover of the Russian videoconferencing. But if Russia had not come there, the Americans would have already staged a complete "cleanup" for Assad and the IRGC and Hezbollah
    2. Sharapov
      Sharapov 17 July 2016 18: 08
      Given this incident, the combat losses of personnel and equipment of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation during the operation in Syria amounted to a total of 12 people, two helicopters (Mi-8 and Mi-28Н) and one aircraft (Su-24М).

      A mistake crept into the article - in view of this incident, 3 helicopters (Mi-8, Mi-25 and Mi-28N) were lost, to be exact.
      1. Cat
        Cat 17 July 2016 19: 14
        Mi 25 was part of the Syrian Air Force.
  2. jaguar
    jaguar 17 July 2016 00: 40
    And they say in our time there are no heroes !!!!
    1. Waterfowl
      Waterfowl 17 July 2016 10: 05
      Quote: jaguar
      And they say in our time there are no heroes !!!!

      There is always room for a feat, but there is no place for carefree living.
  3. aszzz888
    aszzz888 17 July 2016 02: 42
    Stop this list!
    Remember, grieve.
  4. Pitot
    Pitot 17 July 2016 02: 49
    But the best perish. Again in Russia there are tears and pain ... when will it end? How tired of "friends and partners" .....
      PHANTOM-AS 17 July 2016 10: 19
      There is such a wonderful song.
  5. Lyubopyatov
    Lyubopyatov 17 July 2016 02: 56
    Killed and trained soldiers and residents of New Russia and Syria - Lord, have mercy!
    And rule, Lord, the affairs of the Russian authorities! Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit now and evermore and forever and ever! Amen!
  6. bionik
    bionik 17 July 2016 04: 17
    LIGHT MEMORY OF DIED. Our guys risk their lives every day, and not for a big salary, and some of them die. And some ......... (you can think of epithets yourself) can’t get into the gates and get awesome loot. Ugh to hell !!!
    1. weksha50
      weksha50 17 July 2016 10: 12
      Quote: bionik
      And some ......... (you will think up epithets yourself)can't hit the gate and get awesome loot. Ugh to hell !!!

      Um ... Maybe you shouldn’t draw such an analogy?

      It seems to me that she is insulting to the dead and their relatives ...
  7. 17 July 2016 04: 52
    Heroes are eternal memory! soldier Administration, why is there a rating line? No.
  8. Ivanovich-1
    Ivanovich-1 17 July 2016 05: 31
    Fuck how much, remember Moder, Chechnya! In general, such articles for what purpose are laid out here?
    1. cth; fyn
      cth; fyn 17 July 2016 08: 10
      To remember.
    2. Kotyara Fat
      Kotyara Fat 17 July 2016 16: 34
      To remember ... And they did not ask foolish questions.
  9. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 17 July 2016 06: 45
    Quote: Ivanovich-1
    Fuck so much, remember Moder, Chechnya!

    Few, many ... Chechnya is another war, both in essence and in tactics. People will perish in the war will inevitably, no where to go. The task of the command is to minimize losses, and here we need meticulous work in all directions.
  10. yuriy55
    yuriy55 17 July 2016 07: 04
    Eternal memory to all our military men who gave their lives in the performance of military duty!

    PS There is time, there is a place, there are words ...Non combat loss? request Not fighting - this is when trying to drown out the voice of conscience with the scented moonshine after the ATO was choked with vomit in the trench ... negative
    1. weksha50
      weksha50 17 July 2016 10: 19
      Quote: yuriy55
      Not a combat loss? Not fighting - this is when trying to drown out the voice of conscience with the scented moonshine after the ATO was choked with vomit in the trench ...

      Sometimes I thought about this incident ... During the Great Patriotic War or the Chechen war ... A fighter sitting in the trench of the military guard in the pouring rain or in the cold picked up inflammation, and then pulmonary edema, and - died ... It's like a battle or non-combat loss?

      Or the starley who caused the fire on himself is certainly a combat one ... And the lieutenant colonel who trained the Syrians and died during the shelling-attack of the babies is a combat loss? And what about the "rear serviceman" who delivered ammunition or food to the warhead and died from shelling - what is it like?

      Sounds somehow bad ...

      It seems to me - all this is combat losses ... Let's just say it is mundane, provided for by the war ... But the starle, which caused fire on itself, is already a heroic act ...
  11. Uncle Murzik
    Uncle Murzik 17 July 2016 07: 12
    the third toast for you men! eternal memory, rest in peace!
  12. Mr shrek
    Mr shrek 17 July 2016 07: 16
    Eternal memory to the guys. No one will be forgotten.
  13. ML-334
    ML-334 17 July 2016 07: 22
    Why the hell are there 19 year old boys?
    1. cth; fyn
      cth; fyn 17 July 2016 08: 12
      So we have been serving since 18.
    2. 17 July 2016 13: 02
      Some of them can do things even at 19 that you don’t know about, but how did our grandfathers fight, was everyone over 30-35? My grandfather went to war at 18, young? Yes! They, young, gave us life! Now but the men are dying for Russia, for you civilians to sleep peacefully, I’ll say from myself that not everyone will go there, no matter how they talk about forced labor in the army!
  14. satelit24
    satelit24 17 July 2016 08: 11
    I fully support Ivanovich-1! I'm afraid to seem cynical, but the truth is more expensive! Do not forget that in Syria there are no warriors driven there by order (except for those who undergo practical training)! - but there are specialists who work for a triple wage plus the same bonus, and there they protect the ECONOMIC interests of our state!
  15. Leonid Har
    Leonid Har 17 July 2016 08: 29
    The guys are all heroes, except for V. Kostenko. People to look up to. During life, perhaps they did not even realize that they were capable of feat and could become heroes. They say about such people, "there would be no stronger nails in the world to forge nails from such people." Eternal glory and eternal memory!
  16. R-22
    R-22 17 July 2016 08: 34
    Eternal memory to the guys!
  17. Knight Rider
    Knight Rider 17 July 2016 09: 04
    Sorry for the people, but this is war. Americans, British, Iranians also have losses there, I am generally silent about Iraq and Syria ...
    According to technology, we have losses in three helicopters, including the Mi-35. Already known and its b / n and part of the regiment ...
  18. dr.Bo
    dr.Bo 17 July 2016 09: 31
    Probably in our genetic code there is: Die yourself, but comrade - help out !!
    Eternal memory to heroes!
  19. Pete mitchell
    Pete mitchell 17 July 2016 09: 49
    Earth to them all in peace.
    It is necessary to make films about such people, make programs, and educate the younger ones by their examples. Otherwise, we will get consumers of everything and everything, even the bourgeois Mowgli does not bear either a semantic load or an artistic one.
    The dead will be met by St. Peter and sent where necessary
  20. creak
    creak 17 July 2016 10: 01
    I join and would like to add that finally our state has ceased to hide its head in the sand, like an ostrich, and recognizes the obvious, and does not hide or even try to refute it as it was during the USSR ..
    In the numerous conflicts of the post-war period, in which our servicemen participated, there were also losses about which only colleagues and close relatives knew at that time, grief also came to their families ...
    Two people from our group in Egypt, for example, received the title of GSS and who heard of them? There were two hundred and three hundred - for which our citizens were not supposed to know why - but this was widely covered in foreign media ...
    And our people should have thought that Soviet specialists abroad were exclusively engaged in the construction of schools, factories and hospitals ... Just like a cartoon, where the king goes is a big secret ...
    It was right at the time when it said "In Russia, everything is a secret and nothing is a secret."
  21. weksha50
    weksha50 17 July 2016 10: 10
    That's how many times they asked the VO administration to critically approach the rating scale in some articles ...

    In this particular case, it’s simply inappropriate, that plus or minus ... In this case, what is it for?

    Well, about the deaths of our troops ... Yes, it is a pity for them and their families and relatives ... But war is war ...

    I am personally pleased with the fact that over a rather long period of time these losses are not so great as they could be ... That is, people in uniform are not using cannon fodder ...

    Well, the death of the gunner ... Caused fire on himself ... This is a truly heroic act, and moreover, the act, in fact, of a young kid, an old man ... Deliberate death ... As long as there are such boys, Russia will also live .. .

    To all the dead - a good and long memory ...
  22. OlegYOla
    OlegYOla 17 July 2016 10: 39
    Keep childless military personnel out of the war zone fool
    1. Ze Kot
      Ze Kot 17 July 2016 16: 15
      Quote: OlegYOla
      Keep childless military personnel out of the war zone

      Do children need fathers?
    2. OlegYOla
      OlegYOla 18 July 2016 21: 26
      Negative means: local patriots believe, the heroes should not have offspring, only compensation?
  23. sa-ag
    sa-ag 17 July 2016 11: 25
    Such a fact, in particular, on the Mi-35, it became known from the Syrian media, including the names of the victims, before that, representatives of the Russian aerospace forces in Syria denied the helicopter's death, the question arises - why are they trying to conceal the awl in the bag and are these the real losses as they are trying to convey through the media?
  24. Deniosf
    Deniosf 17 July 2016 11: 43
    Let the earth rest in peace. Eternal glory
    FLATERCOOL 17 July 2016 12: 51
    MDYA !? as for me, it’s enough for me heroes (for example, Afghanistan, Chechnya, etc., etc., etc.) at the heart of heroism as the success of someone’s political and official gouging)
  26. 0255
    0255 17 July 2016 13: 10
    Eternal memory to the Heroes soldier
  27. Torins
    Torins 17 July 2016 14: 22
    Thanks to those who gave their lives for our peaceful sky!
  28. Slavick1969
    Slavick1969 17 July 2016 15: 25
    eternal memory to them
  29. dojjdik
    dojjdik 17 July 2016 15: 47
    we have a good memory, we remember our heroes! -a little article is a double-edged sword soon they will poke us with coffins and count only our losses; the coffins of the Afghan we were considered for all the years that we were there, but the words of Andropov before the KGB- "if we leave Afghanistan, we will get the same Afghan inside the union" but with his words and drink honey, we received not one but many Afghans on the territory of the Union; so decide the "heroes in the coffins" with whom they will poke us and more than once, since there is no war without losses or the slavery of the 90s and the collapse of Russia; rest in peace to our heroes
    1. Cat
      Cat 17 July 2016 19: 16
      And still they are heroes. Our heroes.
  30. Ze Kot
    Ze Kot 17 July 2016 16: 16
    1. And what is not in chronological order?

    2. "Having spent the ammunition, the helicopter, when turning to the opposite course, was hit by fire from the ground and fell."

    What reversal? Where is the confirmation of "fire from the ground"? And this, almost 100%, was the Mi-35.
  31. sanderin
    sanderin 18 July 2016 16: 14
    GLORY TO HEROES! Fighting there they defended us here and continue to do so. ETERNAL MEMORY. THANKS FOR MEN.
    1. ver_
      ver_ 19 July 2016 05: 17
      "... Every moment has its own reason, Its bells, its own mark. Moments are handed out - to whom shame, to whom disgrace, and to whom immortality ..."