The pilot of the Russian Su-25 who died after his aircraft was downed in Syria turned out to be a former Ukrainian pilot from occupied Simferopol (Crimea), major Roman Filipov, as Novaya gazeta informs sourcing Russian Defence Ministry.
The media says that Nabludatel published a letter that was allegedly found on the body of the pilot. His name was mentioned there.
At the same time, a group of independent investigators Conflict Intelligence Team found photos of the documents and personal weapons that were found on his body. They said that based on the used clips of the weapons, the pilot shot back at someone and was killed on land.
Previously it was reported that a Russian Su-25 was downed in Syria. The pilot evacuated, but even so, died.