The commander of the su-24 will assign the title of hero of Russia. This was stated by the President Vladimir Putin. Survivors in the crash of a bomber Navigator also will receive state awards.
The deceased pilot of the Russian su-24 bomber was awarded the title of Hero of Russia. With such information made by President Vladimir Putin. "The captain will be awarded the Star of hero of Russia posthumously," said he.
Consistent with the decree already signed by the President. "For heroism, courage and valour displayed during the performance of military duty Lieutenant Colonel Peshkov Oleg Medvedev awarded the title hero of Russia (posthumously)", - is told in the decree text.
The leader of the country has approved, that the 2nd pilot was rescued. "He saved this pilot, it is on ours, I think that is based, at the airport. And he similarly, as well as all other participants in the operation, rescue operations, will be awarded state merit. The Ministry of defence came out with this proposal", - quotes Putin TASS.
Earlier, defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told about the operation to rescue Russian pilot from downed su-24. He said that the operation lasted 12 hours and ended at 03:40 Moscow time. Military civil servant in addition thanked "all of our guys who are great risks toiled all night" and instructed to provide assistance to the families of the pilots of the bombers.
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