Journalist who wrote about Russian mercenaries in Syria died under mysterious circumstances
Maxim Borodin wrote about the fighters of the so-called private military company Wagner from the Urals.
Maxim Borodin, the journalist of RIA Novy Den, died in the intensive care unit of the Yekaterinburg hospital, the agency's website reported.
For several days he did not regain consciousness after he fell from the fifth floor on April 12. It was noted that this happened under mysterious circumstances. Law enforcement agencies joined the investigation of the incident.
Borodin wrote about the fighters of the so-called private military company Wagner from the Urals. In March, he published material that reported on the carriage of bodies of dead mercenaries Stanislav Matveev and Igor Kosoturov to Asbest. Another article written in co-authorship with another journalist says that at least 30 residents of Sverdlovsk region are fighting in Syria.
In February, it was reported about the deaths of Russian mercenaries who came under shelling of the US military in Syria. Moscow has previously confirmed the death of five Russians, but many sources reported that there were more victims.
On April 12, CIA director Mike Pompeo said at a hearing in the US Senate that "a handful of weeks ago the Russian met their match. A couple hundred Russians were killed."
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