33-year-old Russian Anton Dobrygin was killed near the Syrian town of Deir ez-Zor.
A "Wagner PMC" mercenary Anton Dobrygin has been killed in a roadside IED explosion in Syria. pic.twitter.com/rQYLtXKDHo
— CIT (en) (@CITeam_en) October 28, 2017
According to information available on social media, the deceased used to serve in the Russian Armed Forces in the rank of senior lieutenant, but quit. Supposedly, he was fired by the command on the suspicion of theft.
131 Russians have been killed in Syria for the last 9 months, news agency Reuters reports.
The Russian Ministry of Defense has never confirmed PMC Wagner casualties.
It is to be recalled that Wagner fought for separatists in Donbas before their coming to Syria as which earlier. The grouping of Russian mercenaries led by Commander Dmitry Utkin is supposedly financed by Evgeny Prigozhin whose nickname is ‘Putin’s Chef’.
Rumour has it that Wagner soldiers get thousands of dollars for participating in military operations.