An officer of the Russian armed forces and three employees of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) have been killed in the Donbas. According to Dmytro Tymchuk, coordinator of the Information Resistance Group (IR), one of the leaders of a special operations task force of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation was among those killed in battles for the Donetsk airport, reports Dzerkalo Tyzhnia, December 3.
“The corpse of the chief of staff of a special operations task force of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation has been identified among those who were killed in battles for the Donetsk airport on December 1. This Russian officer died as a result of shrapnel wounds,” Tymchuk wrote on his Facebook page.
The body of the deceased man was evacuated Tuesday, December 2, during the recently declared ceasefire and prepared for shipment to Russia. According to information received by Information Resistance, the man headed up a leadership task force that acted directly in the combat operations of the Russian-terrorist forces.
Earlier, is was reported that more than 50 militants had been killed at the Donetsk airport — half of them members of Russian special forces.
The information obtained earlier by IR regarding the deaths several days ago of three officers of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) in Donetsk has been confirmed, Tymchuk wrote.
“Those killed were specialists in the field of communications. The minibus transporting the Russian FSB officers was ambushed in the Kuibysheve raion (district) and came under fire. The unidentified assailants have fled,” IR reports. At the scene 7.62 and 5.45 mm shells were found. In addition, there were several 9 mm bullet holes in the minibus.
“Apparently, only one of the three Russians killed managed to respond to the attack, firing through the window of the vehicle with his automatic weapon. He managed to take a few shots before his death,” Tymchuk added.
According to Russian human rights activists, the total number of Russian soldiers killed in the Donbas is approaching 5,000. During the first days of December alone, more than 300 Russian soldiers have been killed.