In Syria shot down a Russian su-25
MOSCOW, February 3 — RIA Novosti. Russian su-25 shot down on Saturday in the Syrian province of Idlib, the pilot ejected, but was killed in the battle with terrorists, according to the defense Ministry.
“…While performing a flyby of the zone of de-escalation “Idlib” crashed Russian su-25″, — stated in the message.
It is noted that the pilot managed to report the ejection in the area controlled by the militants “dzhebhat an-Nusra”*. According to preliminary information, the plane was shot down by a portable air defense missile system.
“When doing battle with terrorists the pilot was killed”, — reported in the Ministry of defense.
Russian Centre of reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria together with Turkey, responsible for the area of de-escalation “Idlib”, takes measures to return the body of a Russian pilot.
“According to preliminary information, the plane was shot down by a portable air defense missile system”, — added the Russian defense Ministry.
* A terrorist organization banned in Russia