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Low altitude flight of the Russian su-25 shot down in Syria could be related to the fact that Turkey has promised to “guarantee security in the area”. About this newspaper “Kommersant” with reference to sources.
Ankara controls the area de-escalation of Idlib. “When developing the flight task could rely on it”, — said the interlocutor of the edition.
According to the military, the incident occurred when performing a maneuver at a fairly low altitude — about four thousand meters.
The su-25 was shot down in the Syrian province of Idlib on Saturday, February 3. Responsibility for the attack on the Russian attack took on terrorist group “Jaish al-Nasr”. Was published video of the battle the pilot of the downed plane by fighters.
Su-25 was shot down by a portable anti-aircraft missile system (MANPADS). Who was behind the wheel pilot Roman Filipov ejected. The militants opened the parachute military fire. The pilot was able to land, to find shelter and report your position search and rescue service on Mamimi. Filipov was shot by militants, but was forced to blow himself up with a grenade, to not be captured.
Video, photo All from Russia.