Orenburg, May 6, Interfax - Alexander Prokhorenko killed in March on military duty in the area of Syrian Palmira was buried on Friday in his Motherland, the village of Gorodki, the Orenburg Region, press service of the regional government told Interfax.
In the morning, the officer's body was taken from the house of his parents to the local House of Culture, where the farewell ceremony took place. Among those who attended the ceremony were: Russian President's plenipotentiary in the Volga Federal District Mikhail Babich, governor of the Orenburg Region Yury Berg, Ingush head Yunus-bek Yevkurov, neighbors and counterparts of the killed officer - about a thousand people.
After the farewell ceremony, Metropolitan Veniamin of Orenburg and Saraktash conducted a service. Then there was a mourning meeting. The coffin with the body of the Hero of Russia with military honors was taken to the local cemetery, where he was buried. A mourning dinner took place at school where Prokhorenko studied.
The officer of the Special Tasks Forces, senior lieutenant Prokhorenko was killed on March 17 fighting for liberating Palmira. When completing the task on targeting strikes of Russian aircrafts against ISIL militants (banned in Russia) in the district of Tadmur (the Homs Province) and being surrounded by the enemy he drew the fire upon himself.