May 2, 2017: Russian adviser killed by sniper in Syria

May 2nd, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

A Russian military adviser has been killed in Syria as a result of sniper fire. This has been reported by the Russian Defense Ministry.
“As a result of shelling against Syrian troops by a militant unit, Russian military advisor Lt. Col. Alexei Buchelnikov has been killed.” 
Buchelnikov was in Syria as part of a group of Russian military advisers, fulfilling teaching objectives for the Syrian army.