Killed in Syria, the pilot was presented the title of Hero of Russia
MOSCOW, 5 Feb — RIA Novosti. The pilot shot down in Syria, the su-25 major Roman Filipov presented the title of Hero of Russia posthumously, the defense Ministry reported.
The Ministry said that the officer was trying to keep the plane in the air and had to report to HQ that is attacked by the rocket.
Landed after the ejection in the area of the settlement of tell Debes controlled by terrorists, major Roman Filipov until the last minutes of life had had the unequal battle with organic weapons, not allowing the militants.The defense Ministry
When the terrorists were surrounded, heavily wounded, the officer blew himself up with a grenade.
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On Saturday in Idlib province shot down a Russian attack. The pilot ejected, but was killed in battle with terrorists. In response, Russia struck a massive blow to the area of Idlib controlled by “al-Nusra Dzhebhat” *, killed more than thirty insurgents.
Filipov graduated from Krasnodar higher military aviation school, has always been characterized as a promising, competent and decisive ground attack pilot, had authority in the regiment and subordinates in the squadron.
After graduating from College Filipov served in the far East, where he rose from senior pilot to Deputy squadron commander, was winner of the all-army competition “Aviadarts”.
The Ministry said that the major was an experienced pilot, on account of his “brilliantly executed dozens of combat missions” to destroy the terrorists. In Primorye have Filipova left the family, the defense Ministry promised to provide the closest officer with all possible support.
*A terrorist group banned in Russia.