ANKARA, November 29. /Corr. Kirill Zharov/. The body of the deceased in Syria, the Russian pilot Oleg Peshkov will be given on 29 November the Russian diplomats in Turkey. About it the correspondent of TASS reported the press attache of the Russian Embassy in Ankara Igor mityakov.
“We have confirmed that from today the province of Hatay in Ankara will be delivered to the body of the hero of the Russian Federation Oleg Anatolyevich Peshkov. In flight it will be accompanied by the military attaché of the Embassy. At the airport in Ankara, the plane will be met by Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov and Embassy officials. Date and time of delivery of the body of the pilot in Russia is not yet specified”, – he said.
Earlier, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told journalists that the Turkish side took the body of the Russian pilot and prepares it for transmission to the diplomats. “Our side transferred to the body of the Russian pilot, who was killed in the incident with trespassing. This night with the assistance of Hatay Orthodox priests have carried out the necessary religious rites. The body of the deceased at the request of Russia will be handed over to the Russian side,” he said.
The attack on su-24M
On Tuesday, the fighter from the Turkish air force F-16 shot down Russian bomber su-24M, which, according to Ankara, had violated the country’s airspace near the border with Syria. The defense Ministry claims that the su-24M was extremely over Syrian territory and that “violations of the airspace of Turkey.” The crew of su-24M managed to eject, but one of the two pilots was killed by ground fire. The second pilot rescued and taken to base. In search of the pilots was attended by two helicopters Mi-8. One of the cars came under fire and made an emergency landing. One marine soldier was killed. The others aboard the helicopter were evacuated.