Defense Ministry: Russian serviceman in Syria commits suicide

Russia's Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft at the Hmeymim airbase.

Russia's Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft at the Hmeymim airbase.

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Ministry confirmed the death of a Russian contract serviceman at the Hmeimim base

The Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed the death of a Russian contract serviceman at the Hmeimim base in Syria as a result of suicide.

"The contract serviceman stationed at the Hmeimim airbase as a technician committed suicide while he was resting after duty," a source in the ministry's press service and information department told Interfax.

Circumstances of the tragedy are being looked into.

"According to the preliminary information obtained, in particular, in the analysis of text messages in his phone, the reason for the death of the contract serviceman is problems in his personal relationship with a girl," the department representative said.

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