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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Zakharov told about the examination of MANPADS shot down a su-25 in Syria


The examination determines where it was made portable anti-aircraft missile complex shot down Russian su-25 attack aircraft in Syria. This was at the briefing said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

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Russian su-25 was shot down over Syrian province of Idlib February 3. Pilot Roman Filipov managed to eject, but was killed during an unequal battle with the terrorists on the ground. Major posthumously presented the title of Hero of Russia. Responsibility for the attack took the militants “dzhebhat an-Nusra” (a terrorist group banned in Russia).

Zakharova said that currently under examination, which should determine the origin of MANPADS. Foreign Ministry spokesman stressed that “such a weapon without serious support from outside” to get into the hands of terrorists is not practical, reports RIA Novosti.

Meanwhile, the source of RBC in the Ministry of defence stressed that “the pieces 100% not our” (after the attack on su-25, Russian forces launched a massive precision strike on a site where the rocket was launched approx.). According to preliminary estimates, MANPADS American production of the third generation, he added.

On the eve of the official representative of the military Department major General Igor Konashenkov said that terrorists “al-Nusra” has recently received a man-portable anti-aircraft missiles, which they can not only in Syria and not only against military aircraft.

All this suggests that the group’s terrorists “become an obedient tool in the hands of one or a group of technologically advanced countries, which does not suit Russia’s key role in the liberation of Syria from ISIS” (banned in Russia as a terrorist organization), he added Konashenkov.

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The pilot Roman Filipov in photos: the peaceful life of the deceased in Syria

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