As was reported by the Russian Defense Ministry on October 27, the contracted soldier serving at the Humaimam Airbase as a technician committed suicide during the leisure time after duty. According to military officials, upon preliminary information obtained from different sources, including analysis of SMS texting in the soldier’s cellphone, the reason of his death was a relationship breakup with his girlfriend.
The serviceman’s family believes neither in the suicide version nor in his death caused by the girlfriend. Body of the 19-year old Kostenko was delivered to his parents living in the Krasnodar region.
According to Vadim’s father, his son signed a contract on June 20 and was redeployed to Syria on September 14, two weeks before the beginning of the Russian Airspace Force’s military operation.
In addition, based on the information from social networks and stories of his colleagues, Voennoe.RF has made the life history of Vadim Kostenko.