War in Syria: Killed Russian mercenary revealed as parliament lawmaker assistant - Reuters

17:11 Aug. 25, 2016

Killed Russian mercenary revealed as parliament lawmaker assistant - Reuters

Russian mercenaries in Syria (Photo by inshe.tv)

Reuters reports on ties between a Vagner company mercenary and a Russian MP

Sergei Morozov, a Russian mercenary killed in Syria, revealed by Reuters as an assistant of Mikhail Degtiariov, a Russian MP for the LDPR party. 

Morozov, 38, was killed in action in March near Palmyra and eventually died while being transported to a hospital. Mikhail Degtiariov confirmed Morozov's death and claimed they were friends. 

Also, Morozov had been posthumously awarded the Order of Courage, the picture of which was seen by Reuters journalist. The family of the killed mercenary received a USD 100.000 and was ordered to stay silent on Morozov's fate, the agency reports. 

Read more Russians secretly dying for the Kremlin in Syria - Reuters investigation

The story of Sergei Morozov surfaced along with another Russian mercenary in Syria killed in action in Aleppo in February. Maxim Kolganov, also 38, together with Morozov, was contracted by the "Vagner" company, a Russian unofficial private military group recruiting mercenaries for engaging in hostilities in Syria. Previously both Kolganov and Morozov participated in the war against the Ukrainian forces in Donbas, where they were eventually recruited for war in the Middle East country on the governmental forces side. 

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