Russia condemns site for revealing salary of pilot killed in Syria

Russia condemns site for revealing salary of pilot killed in SyriaThe Russian defence ministry has criticised an independent news website for publishing the average salaries of military officers after a Russian pilot’s plane was downed over Syria. Saint Petersburg’s respected news website Fontanka revealed late Monday that with basic information anyone can access the personal files of servicemen on the ministry’s online database. It suggested that Major Roman Filipov — who was killed on Saturday in fighting with Islamists after his warplane was downed in northwest Syria — received as much.



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