Russia Confirms Several Dozen Citizens Killed in US Strike

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The ministry said none of those hurt were members of the Russian armed forces and that the injured were being treated at hospitals in Russia.

"As was noted, there are Russian nationals in Syria who have come there of their free will and for different goals".

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation acknowledged that during "the recent military clash" in Syria, dozens of Russian citizens were killed and injured, but they were not military.

Russia's Foreign Ministry has admitted that "several dozens" of its nationals were injured in recent clashes with US -led forces in Syria, days after acknowledging five deaths in the battle.

The statement gave no new figure for the number of Russians killed in the incident, which Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on February 15 was about five - far fewer than some reports have suggested.

Russian casualty numbers in the February 7 US airstrikes in Deir Ezzor vary widely, with some outlets claiming that up to 200 Russian mercenaries were killed while attempting to take over a Syrian oil refinery.

We will remind, earlier it was reported no less than 300 Russians PPK "Wagner" who were killed or injured in combat with USA special forces in Syria.

Private military company "Wagner" - Russian illegal private military structure.

The coalition claimed that it carried out airstrikes against "Syrian pro-regime forces" that launched an "unprovoked attack" on Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces' headquarters and killed an estimated 100 militia. There are no Russian military servicemen in that area, Russia's Defense Ministry said.