Ukrainian intelligence reports Russian troops in Syria hit with viral hepatitis

15:00, 10 November 2015
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Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry reported about numerous cases of viral hepatitis infection among Russian military in Syria.


"Mass viral hepatitis infection has been recorded among servicemen of the Russian Armed Forces in Syria. Infected troops are immediately transported by air to the airfield in Mozdok," the report says.

In addition, it is noted that from there the soldiers are transported to hospitals in Rostov-on-Don and Vladikavkaz.

Earlier, the Ukrainian intelligence service reported about cases when Russian servicemen refused to take part in the fighting in the territory of Ukraine.

"The Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation opened 80 criminal cases under article No. 337 (absence without leave from a military unit or place of service) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation against members of the 33rd  separate motorized rifle brigade (Maykop) of the 49th Army of the Southern Military District, who filed their resignation to travel to Ukraine after undergoing special training at the Russian military landfill Kadamovsky in the Rostov region," according to the report.

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