US airstrike in Syria kills former defender of Donbass


February 12, 2018 – FRN – 

RIA– by Inessa Sinchougova

An activist of the “Other Russia” political organisation, Kirill Ananyev was killed in Syria during the air strike of the international coalition led by the United States. This was stated by the coordinator of the political organization, Alexander Averin.

He added that earlier, Ananiev fought as a volunteer defending the Donbass, after which he left for Syria. He was not an official soldier in the Russian military. 

Ananiev leaves behind a wife and children.

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The US carried out an unprovoked attack on pro-government forces. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, coalition aviation attacked the Syrian militia, who were conducting an operation against the “sleeper cells” of terrorists. 

The Defense Ministry said that the US actions once again demonstrate their true goals – the international coalition does not fight ISIL, but seeks to impose regime change and seize the country’s economic assets.

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