MOSCOW, October 27. /TASS/. The Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed a Russian military serviceman has committed suicide at the Hmeimim air base in Syria.
"The man serving under contract at the Hmeimim air base in Syria as a technical specialist took his own life while off duty. A thorough investigation is in progress," the Defense Ministry said.
According to preliminary data received, in particular, after analyzing the serviceman’s SMS messages, the cause of his death was a rift in his personal relationship with a girl.