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    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to award three heroes of the Syrian operation, two of them posthumously.

    Vladimir Putin has awarded two Russian officers fallen in Syria and gave the order 'For Personal Courage' to the Russian captain who survived.

    "For heroism, courage and bravery shown during the fulfilment of his military duties, Lieutenant Colonel Oleg Peshkov has been awarded the title of Hero of the Russian Federation (posthumously)," the presidential decree released by the Kremlin press service reads.

    Furthermore, for their courage, bravery, and selflessness in carrying out their military duties, Su-24 co-pilot Captain Konstantin Murahtin, who made it back to friendly territory following a successful search and rescue operation, and Naval Infantry Soldier Alexandr Pozynich, who was killed during the course of a rescue operation, were awarded the Order of Courage (Pozynich posthumously).

    Earlier in the day Vladimir Putin said that the commander of downed Su-24 will be awarded the Star of Hero of the Russian Federation posthumously.

    On Tuesday, a Russian Su-24 jet crashed in Syria. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the plane was downed by an air-to-air missile launched by a Turkish F-16 jet over Syrian territory, and fell 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from the Turkish border.


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    • Those pilots were martyrs killed by a coward leader..
    • Ragnar
      Erdogan must be slammed on way or another to learn his place again. Killing people because he is loosing illegal oil business with ISIS is not tolerable.
    • Mikhas
      They didn´t die in vain. They died trying to prevent mad mullah Erdogan´s hordes coming to Russia, real heroes real martyrs. Somehow we have seen this movie before, Russia was always there saving the Eurofags and themselves from the Ottoman plague or German Nazi´s now it´s the wahhabi freaks led by Erdogan and the Gulf monarchies and the Eurofags are usually so late to the party that it´s finished when they get there
    • n.petrossov
      They are not only heros of Russia, our heros as well.
    • avatar
      "They are not only hero's of Russia, our hero's as well."
      Great remark.
    • avatar
      Do not forget the Syrian army.. If anyone risked to go find the surviving pilot, it should receive awards!!
      prepare MASSIVE attacks to dirt Syrian Turkmen. Teach them what Russia do to them..

      U.S will say Russia is killing civilians.. We all know.. Reason I believe Sputnik should join Rupt.... and have a partnership, placing news. Maybe a deal could be strike to then get the channel cheaper or to sell the news.. Sputnik should thrive on cable. They pay millions for the broadcasting. All in ink, Sputnik keep it's independent opinion. No U.S state dpt dictates.. Like they do to all west media.
    • Panagiotis Brd
      Eternal memory and glory .
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