Terrorist group «Tahrir al-sham», formerly known as «Jabhat EN-Nusra» reported that she had stolen the body of Russian pilot Roman Filipov was shot down in Idlib February 3, 2018. According to TV channel «al Arabiya», it happened on the night of 6 February.
«We pressed that we gave the body, but we refused. And then it turned out that it was stolen and handed over to the Russian aggressors. We will find whoever is responsible for this unthinkable crime and they will pay for their actions», — quotes the representative of the jihadists.
Russian TV channel RBK quoted a source close to the presidential administration of the Russian Federation. According to the source, the body Filipova was delivered in the Moscow airport by a special flight from Chkalovsky air base Hamim. The same Board was brought and part of the wreckage.
The Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation said that the operation was carried out in cooperation with Russian colleagues. According to analysts of Conflict Intelligence Team, Filipova body was taken to Turkey, and from there he was taken to Hamim.
We will remind that the Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu was posthumously presented the major Filipova’s Novel the title of Hero of the Russian Federation.
«Major Roman Filipov until the last minutes of life had had the unequal battle with organic weapons, not allowing the militants. Been surrounded by terrorists, he was severely injured when the distance to the militants was reduced to a few tens of meters, a Russian officer blew himself up with a grenade», — stated in the submission.