In Ussuriysk opened the monument to the fallen in Syria, General Asabove

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Krasnoukhova in fotoracconti the 68th army corps, major-General Valery Isupov. Archival photoIn Ussuriysk opened the monument to the fallen in Syria, General Asabove© RIA Novosti / Sergey Krasnoukhova the image Bank

The monument to the Hero of the Russian Federation the General-Lieutenant Valery Astapovo, who died in Syria, inaugurated on Saturday at the site of the headquarters of the 5th red banner combined arms army Ussuriysk, according to the city administration.

To honor the memory of Hero of Russia came the command and staff of the 5th army, relatives Usupova, representatives of authorities, public organizations, yunarmeytsy, cadets.

«Opening the monument to the Hero of the Russian Federation Valery Asabove, we pay tribute to a true patriot of his homeland. Determination, perseverance, and professionalism allowed them to pass him the hardest battle path from platoon commander to commander of the army. Without a doubt, the monument will remind all military personnel and a resident of Ussuriysk that among us lived and served as a wonderful man and a real officer,» said chief of staff of the 5th red banner combined arms army of Alexander Ignatenko.

Widow Esipova Olga thanked all who came to honor the memory of her husband. The attendees laid flowers to the monument.

The senior group of Russian military advisors, Lieutenant-General Valery Isupov died September 23, at the command of the Syrian forces in providing aid to Syrian commanders in the management of the operation to liberate the city of Deir ez-Zor. The General was killed due to a sudden mortar attack by the militants of the IG*. Usupov from August 2016 was the head of the 5th army of the Eastern military district.

* Banned in Russia as a terrorist organization

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