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Commander of Russia’s crashed Su-24 jet to get Hero of Russia title posthumously — Putin

November 25, 2015, 12:43 UTC+3
The rescued pilot like all the other participants in the rescue operation, will receive state awards, the Russian president says
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NIZHNY TAGIL, November 25. /TASS/. The crew of the Russian Sukhoi Su-24 bomber that was shot down in Syria will receive state awards, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.

The bomber’s commander will get the Hero of Russia title posthumously, the president said.

"The plane commander will be awarded with the Star of the Hero of the Russian Federation posthumously," Putin said.

The second pilot has been rescued, the Russian president said.

"He has been rescued. This is the pilot navigator. He is already at the air base, at the aerodrome," Putin said.

"He, like all the other participants in the rescue operation, will receive state awards. The Defense Ministry has already come up with this proposal," Putin said.

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