Russian Spetsnaz fighter died in Syria as a hero (PHOTO)

Russian Spetsnaz fighter died in Syria as a hero (PHOTO) | Русская весна

Russian special operations forces (the famous Spetsnaz) fighter, contractor Maxim Pletnev was killed in Syria while carrying out a combat mission on January 31. This was revealed by the administration of Tikhoretsk district of Krasnodar region, where the soldier lived.

According to media reports, 24-year-old Maxim was a contracting sergeant previously served in the landing forces, and in recent years served in the Special Operations Center "Kubinka-2".

The special forces feat was described by the holder of the Order of the Red Star Andrei Chaltsev, the head of the Tikhoretsk district organization of veterans of Afghanistan and other local conflicts:

“Sergeant Pletnev fired a guided missile at an enemy ATGM (anti-tank missile system), the militants responded by firing at his position. Maxim could have survived if he had left the position, especially since he saw a rocket flying at him. But he decided to bring the ATGM to the goal and accomplished this task, depriving the enemy of expensive equipment. But sadly he didn’t have enough time to hide from the returning shot”.

“Asa child Maxim lived in Ternovskaya village, he studied at the local school number 13, then at the gymnasium number 8 in the city of Tikhoretsk, a military school named after the 4th Red Banner Air Army of the city of Taganrog with the initial flight training. Since 2012, he served in the armed forces of the Russian Federation, served in the Airborne Forces.

Maxim was very fond of sports, was an active member of the patriotic club, participated in competitions of youth in vogue and sports competitions. I always worked on myself to fulfill my dream of becoming a military man. January 31, 2019 in the 25th year of his life while fulfilling his official assignment, he died, ”the administration’s press release from the Tikhoretsk district said.

We, the «Russian Spring» team and our readers express our deep condolences to the relatives and friends of the deceased warrior.

Russian Spetsnaz fighter died in Syria as a hero (PHOTO) | Русская весна
Russian Spetsnaz fighter died in Syria as a hero (PHOTO) | Русская весна
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