Klintsevich called the fake reports about the fall of the su-25 because of the Soviet anti-aircraft guns
Reports that Russian su-25 in Syria was shot down by “old Soviet anti-aircraft guns”, instead of MANPADS — fake. This was stated by first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Frants Klintsevich.
“It’s fake”, — quotes its words “Interfax”.
We will remind, on February 7 in mass media there was information that the militants operating in one of the SAR groups have claimed responsibility for the death of the pilot of su-25 and stated that the bomber was downed by anti-aircraft installation ZU-23−2.
Earlier, on February 7, Klintsevich said that Russia intends to destroy a gang of terrorists who shot down the plane.
“Every last will be destroyed, revealed and killed to the last man in the gang. It is to be understood,” — said the Senator.
Russian SU-25 under the control of the major Roman Filipov February 3, was hit by MANPADS over the area of de-escalation “Idlib”. The pilot managed to eject but was in the area controlled by terrorists. When the gunmen approached the pilot, severely wounded Russian officer grenade blew up not to be captured. The soldier was posthumously awarded the title Hero of Russia.
5 dead in Syria, the soldiers who received the title of Hero of Russia