RAW: Body of downed Su-24 pilot Oleg Peshkov arrives in Moscow

The body of Oleg Peshkov, the commander who died after Turkey downed the Sukhoi Su-24 he was piloting arrived in Chkalovsky military airfield in Moscow region on Monday.

Top Russian officials including Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Air Force Viktor Bondarev were present as the body was received.

Bondarev said Peshkov was a “a wonderful man, a wonderful pilot” and said that “those who planned it [the downing] and carried out this treacherous act will get their punishment.”

Peshkov will be awarded the Hero of Russia posthumously.

(Video courtesy of Ruplty)

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