The Russian Embassy to Iraq has confirmed the death of a Russian engineer at the El-Kut air base in Iraq. The embassy’s staff rules out the engineer died a violent death

“Yes, we can confirm this information,” RIA reports citing Alexander Kozin, First Secretary of the Russian Embassy in Baghdad.

According to Kozin, Iraqi police launched an investigation into the Russian engineer’s death.

“We’re closely cooperating with the local authorities,’ Kozin said.