Press office The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation cites a statement made during the mourning ceremony at the Chkalovsky Viktor Bondarev airfield:
Today Oleg Anatolyevich arrived on Russian land on a Russian plane. We will always take from him an example of doing our duty. And those who conceived and executed this treachery will suffer a well-deserved punishment. Lt. Col. Oleg Anatolyevich Peshkov, from the first day of his stay until the last flight, performed his military duty with honor and dignity - the duty of a citizen and officer of Russia. The flight personnel took and will take an example from it. We will fulfill our military duty to the end.
The Commander-in-Chief of the VKS RF added
Because of the treacherous shot in the back, the life of a beautiful person, a beautiful pilot was interrupted.
A company of the guard of honor who was killed in the performance of a combat mission in Syria, Lieutenant Colonel Oleg Peshkovu gave military honors.
In the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that, at the request of the family of the deceased pilot, he will be buried in Lipetsk.