The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation supported the Ukrainian pilot Akopova, have fallen under criticism

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TASS, August 1. The Ministry of foreign Affairs on Tuesday expressed support of the Ukrainian pilot Alexander Akopov came under a barrage of criticism at home because of sympathy for Russia.

“Alexander, what you did, out of politics. Thank you for your professionalism! If you continue you will be criticized at home, come and always glad to see you,” reads the message on the page of the foreign Ministry in Facebook.