Helen Peshkova, the widow of the pilot of the Russian plane su-24, which was
downed by the Turkish military in November 2015 in the skies over Syria,
agreed to meet with the Minister of foreign Affairs of Turkey Mevlut
Cavusoglu, on the eve of expressing
willingness to personally apologize to her, and flew to Moscow.
“No matter how painful to our family, we will come to this meeting, come
in Moscow”, – said the widow of Oleg Peshkov, the TV channel “Russia
24″ (quoted by TASS).
Lipetsk site “Bridge
TV” reports that Peshkova today flew to Moscow on a military
November 24 will be exactly one year after the su-24 under the control of Peshkova was
shot down. The TV channel “Russia 24″ was filmed in Lipetsk report about the family of the deceased.
“They say that time heals, but it’s not true. This pain cannot stifle
no tears”, – quotes the website “vestige”
words Helena Peshkova who is raising a 17-year-old daughter
and a young son.
Oleg Peshkov was a pilot-sniper, he mastered five types of combat vehicles,
had nearly two thousand hours of flying time. Lieutenant Colonel Peshkov became the sixth
The hero of Russia Lipetsk aviation center. At the Museum of aviation center is
Peshkov is devoted to the exposition, where the widow now transferred his personal
things – papers, diplomas. In his native regiment remained untouched wardrobe
with his name, face mask, oxygen mask. In honor of the deceased in
Syrian pilot was called the aircraft – Sukhoi su-34, name
Oleg Peshkov carved in granite on the square Aviators Lipetsk.
Earlier in interview to the same channel the head of the Turkish foreign Minister Cavusoglu
stated that Turkey is ready to provide financial support to the family
the deceased pilot, and he gave the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that
ready to “visit the widow of a deceased Russian pilot, if it
would her consent, to Express his apologies and condolences.”
The brother of the deceased pilot, Paul Peshkov says that it
position regarding possible compensation for the death of his brother remains
same. He previously stated that none of the family Oleg Peshkov to write
letters to the Turkish authorities about any compensation will not, and
he also considers it unacceptable to accept some help even if
the presence of an official proposal, said “the Bridge TV”.
Cavusoglu said that Ankara has asked Russia evidence
Turkish citizen Alpaslan Celik, the detainee law enforcement
authorities in Turkey in March. In may a Turkish court came to the conclusion that
police have no conclusive evidence of guilt
Celik. Local prosecutors cleared him of all charges, but later the case
it was resumed. On June 28 the court of Izmir left
Celik in custody until 8 June 2017. Now he is accused of
fraud, and illegal possession and carrying of weapons.
Bomber su-24 Air and space forces of the Russian Federation, participated in
operations against the terrorist group “Islamic state”
(ISIS, ISIL, DAISH,
banned in Russia) in Syria, was shot down by Turkish F-16 24 November 2015 over
Syrian territory. The pilot of the su-24 Oleg Peshkov ejected and was
shot from the ground by insurgents. The Navigator Konstantin Muratina managed
In Ankara stated that the su-24 entered Turkish airspace. In
The defense Ministry denied this information. Later, the body of the pilot was
transferred to relatives, he was buried in Lipetsk on 2 December. Oleg Peshkov
was awarded the title of Hero of Russia.
The incident with su-24 became the reason of sharp deterioration of relations between
Turkey and the Russian Federation. Moscow demanded from Turkey to apologize, and after the failure
the Turkish authorities, this has interrupted all contacts with the country and
have imposed extensive sanctions. Only at the end of June 2016
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an official letter expressed
regret at the deaths of the pilot and condolences to his family.
Shortly thereafter, all sanctions against Turkey were removed.