Russia calls reports of mass Syria casualties "disinformation" - RIA
MOSCOW, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Media reports about hundreds of Russians killed while fighting in Syria is "classic disinformation," Russia's RIA news agency quoted a Russian Foreign Ministry source as saying on Wednesday.
Associates of Russian military contractors fighting alongside government forces in Syria have said there were large-scale casualties among the contractors when U.S.-led coalition forces clashed with pro-government forces in Syria's Deir al-Zor province on Feb. 7 (Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)
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