The final words of a Russian special forces officer who reportedly called in an airstrike on his position in order to take out dozens of ISIS terrorists in Syria have been released.
Alexander Prokhorenko, 25, died in the bombing and has been hailed a hero for his final act.
— Дмитрий Смирнов (@dimsmirnov175) March 29, 2016
His commander reportedly ordered him to move to safety before the airstrike, but Alexander said that he couldn’t escape the area. He then said: “Conduct the airstrike now, please hurry.
“I am surrounded, they are outside, I don’t want them to take me and parade me, conduct the airstrike, they will make a mockery of me and this uniform.
“I want to die with dignity and take all these bastards with me. please my last wish, conduct the airstrike, they will kill me either way.
“This is the end commander, thank you, tell my family and my country I love them. Tell them I was brave and I fought until I could no longer.
“Please take care of my family, avenge my death, goodbye commander, tell my family I love them.”
He is survived by his wife, Ekaterina, who is apparently pregnant with their first child.
A spokesperson for the Russian military told the Mirror: “An officer of Russian special operations forces was killed near Palmyra while carrying out a special task to direct Russian airstrikes at Islamic State group targets.
“The officer was carrying out a combat task in Palmyra area for a week, identifying crucial IS targets and passing exact coordinates for strikes with Russian planes.
“The officer died as a hero, he drew fire onto himself after being located and surrounded by terrorists.”