Russia on Wednesday bid farewell to Lieutenant-General Valery Asapov who was killed during Islamic State shelling in Syria.
The state funeral for 51-year-old Asapov — who was described as one of the most senior Russian military advisers in Syria — was held at the Federal Military Memorial Cemetery in Moscow.
Asapov was at a command outpost manned by Syrian troops, assisting commanders in the... Еще liberation of the city of Deir ez-Zor.
He was posthumously presented the State Prize of the Russian Federation for his bravery.
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