Driven off the air for the remark about the pilot Filipov guest explained


Gregory Winnecowet: “Russia 1»

Gregory Vinnikov, regularly participating in the Russian talk show as the American expert Greg Weiner, promised to apologize to the family of the pilot of the Novel Filipova, which he expressed during the program “Evening with Vladimir Solovyov” on TV channel “Russia 1”. It quoted the radio station “Moscow speaking”.

“It was a bad joke, insensitive and inappropriate. I will apologize to the family of the pilot. Such things do not joke. Happens all the time, broke. Something is stuck, don’t know what it is,” said Vinnikov.

During the talk show, which aired February 8, talking about the minute of silence in memory of Filipov, who was killed in Syria after an unequal battle with the militants. At this point winnick said: “He left the hut to go to war in Damascus”. After a short discussion the presenter of the program Vladimir Solovyov asked the guest to leave the Studio.

Filipova was buried in Voronezh on 8 February. To say goodbye to him came more than 30 thousand people. The funeral was preceded by a funeral ceremony at the Chkalovsky airfield near Moscow, which, in particular, was visited by the Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu.

The pilot was posthumously awarded the title Hero of Russia. He died on 3 February in the Syrian province of Idlib, which was shot down they managed the su-25. Filipov ejected and landed, and then took the fight and eventually blew himself up with a grenade, not to fall captive to the Islamists.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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