RAW: Thousands pay last tribute to deceased Russian Su-24 pilot Oleg Peshkov

Oleg Peshkov, captain of the Russian Su-24 fighter jet downed by Turkey, was laid to rest on Wednesday at his hometown of Lipetsk, southeast of Moscow.

Peshkov’s body was recovered by the Turkish authorities and handed over to the Russian side in Ankara, after which a warplane carried it to Moscow on Monday.

Peshkov, who left a wife, a 16-year-old son and a 8-year-old daughter, was posthumously awarded the Hero of the Russian Federation, the country’s highest honorary title.

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