BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – The Russian Army erected a memorial to the pilot, Roman Filipov, in the place where he parachuted after his plane was hit in the Idlib Governorate.

The incident dates back to February 3, 2018, when he was bombing a group of jihadists in the Idlib countryside.

Instead of surrendering to the jihadists after he parachuted from his falling aircraft, Filipov chose to engage the swarming militants instead of surrendering to them.

The statue was erected on a small hill in the middle of an olive grove, where traces of bullets are still found.

The terrorist groups targeted the Su-25 bomber, with pilot Filippov on board, from portable air defense systems.

The pilot tried to keep the affected aircraft in the air, and was able to inform the command about the missile attack on his plane.

Filipov jumped by parachute after losing control of the bomber and landed in an olive grove in Saraqib that was under the control of militant groups, as he fought an asymmetric battle.

The Russian Ministry of Defense said that when he found himself surrounded by terrorists, as the distance between them diminished, he detonated a bomb with is last words being: “This is for you guys!”

Share this article:
  • 2
ALSO READ  Russia and Syria sign memorandum of understanding for nuclear cooperation

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

1 Comment
Most Voted
Newest Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
2020-05-17 02:56

Honor to those who deserve honor, excellent.