Russia: Zakharova raises questions over downing of Su-25 jet

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said Russian experts are currently investigating the downing of the Russian Su-25 jet in Syria last week, speaking in Moscow, Thursday. «Such weapons cannot practically get into terrorists’ hands without serious support and support from outside the territory of Syria,» she said discussing the man-portable defence system that the missile... Еще attack came from. Zakharova stated that the US’ «illegal armed presence» is a «serious challenge when moving towards peace in Syria and preserving its unity, territorial integrity.» Russian Su-25 jet was attacked with a short-range man-portable air defence system (MANPADS/MPADS) while flying over the Idlib de-escalation zone to monitor a ceasefire last Saturday. Its 34-year-old pilot Major Roman Filipov was forced to eject from the aircraft. The wounded pilot blew himself up with a grenade as several dozen militants closed in on his position.

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