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The body of Russian pilot Roman Filipov, who died on 3 February in the Syrian province of Idlib, brought to Chkalovsky airfield near Moscow military. About this RBC reported a source in the Russian defense Ministry.
A source in some private intelligence and analysis company said that the body was brought to Russia on February 5.
“Together with the body of the delivered part of the wreckage of a downed stormtrooper,” — said the Agency interlocutor of the Ministry of defense. As noted in the defense Ministry, it is especially important to obtain the remains of the engines with traces of the missiles that the plane was shot down Filipova to accurately determine applied by fighters missiles.
The pilot presented the title of Hero of Russia posthumously.
Russian su-25 was shot down in the Syrian province of Idlib February 3, during a standard task of patrolling. The responsibility for the downed aircraft undertook terrorist group “Jaish al-Nasr”. Major Roman Filipov ejected and landed, and then took the fight and blew himself up with a grenade to avoid capture. Before that, the pilot shouted: “It is for you boys!»
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