Kanamat Botashev, a retired Russian Air Force major-general, was shot down in Ukraine. Photo: Ukrainian Military Centre
Kanamat Botashev, a retired Russian Air Force major-general, was shot down in Ukraine. Photo: Ukrainian Military Centre
Ukraine war

Funeral held for ‘hero’ Russian Su-25 fighter pilot shot down in Ukraine

  • Pilot Kanamat Botashev’s Su-25 attack plane was shot down over the eastern Donbas region
  • The 63-year-old retired Russian Air Force major-general had volunteered to return to service

Kanamat Botashev, a retired Russian Air Force major-general, was shot down in Ukraine. Photo: Ukrainian Military Centre
Kanamat Botashev, a retired Russian Air Force major-general, was shot down in Ukraine. Photo: Ukrainian Military Centre
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