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)