Defendants in case over Russian pilot’s death in Syria put on international wanted list
MOSCOW, November 18 (RAPSI) – Investigators placed four members of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization banned in Russia, who had been allegedly involved in the death of Russian pilot Roman Filipov in Syria in 2018 on the international wanted list, the Investigative Committee’s press service reports Wednesday.
Depending on their role in the crime they are charged with participation in a terrorist organization, attempted murder and stealing fire arms.
According to the investigation, on February 3, 2018, terrorists fired a plane piloted by Filipov from an air defense system in the Syrian air space. The officer ejected himself from the aircraft and entered a battle with the terrorists after landing. Being among the terrorists he blown himself up with a grenade. After the pilot’s death, the terrorists stole his pistol, hardhat and oxygen mask.