10 Nov 2017 14:31

Combat Brotherhood vows to build monuments to Russian servicemen killed in Syria

MOSCOW. Nov 10 (Interfax) - Monuments will be built at sites where Russian servicemen were killed in Syria, Dmitry Sablin, coordinator of the group of friendship between the Russian and Syrian parliaments and first deputy chair of the Combat Brotherhood, a veterans' organization, said.

"Speaking on behalf of the Combat Brotherhood, I promise that we will put up monuments with inscriptions in both the Russian and Syrian languages at the sites of your sons' death. We make this promise to you today. Each of you will have the opportunity to come to a prosperous Syria and know that your husband or your son died here defending Syria," Sablin said at a meeting between members of the friendship group and the families of Russian servicemen killed in Syria.

"In Moscow, we will put up a large monument to celebrate our common victory," he said.

A Syrian parliamentary delegation is in Russia on a November 9-14 visit at the invitation of the State Duma friendship group.