The defense Ministry said farewell to the dead in Syria by pilot
Former air force commander, army General Vladimir Mikhailov said that the feat of the Roman Filipov literally shook people in Russia and abroad.
The CHKALOVSKY AIRFIELD /Moscow region/, February 8. / TASS./ The Russian defense Minister, army General Sergei Shoigu and members of the Board of the Ministry of defense said goodbye to those killed in Syrian pilot Novel Filippovym at the Chkalovsky airfield in the Moscow region, the plane Il-76 with the body of a soldier flew in Voronezh.
Today we bid farewell to the last journey of guards major and Hero of Russia Filipova Roman Nikolaevich. Bid farewell with military honors, accompanied with the participation of friends, comrades, colleagues, the Minister of defence of the Russian Federation and his deputies. Major Filipov honorably fulfilled his military duty, he remained faithful to the oath, they sacrifice themselves in the struggle with the enemy, and thereby put himself in the first row of the best defenders of the Fatherland.Nikolai Pancontinental of the Minister of defence of the Russian Federation
“His name will forever remain in our hearts and the hearts of countrymen. And I think that Roman Nikolayevich fundamentally important to know that his family — wife Olga and daughter — will remain always in our big army family,” he said, adding that it’s not just words, and absolutely principled position of the Ministry of defence, which will never recede.
In turn, the former air force commander, army General Vladimir Mikhailov said that the feat of the pilot literally shook people in Russia and abroad. “Admire him hundreds of thousands of people. This eloquent demonstrations of memory of Roman Filipov… duty to the country that made the Roman Filipov, deserves great respect. We say sometimes: “Heroes do not die, heroes live forever.” And the novel will live among us,” he said.