During a mortar attack on its Khmeimim airbase in Syria’s Latakia Province on December 31, the Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed that two “military personnel” died.
The admission comes amid reports from Russian newspaper Kommersant that the attack destroyed at least seven Russian aircraft as well. Kommersant also reported that an ammunition depot was destroyed.
According to the Russian government-funded news outlet RT, the Russian MoD pushed back on those reports.
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