US veteran: I want to help Russian pilot's family

08.02.2018, Moscow.

The US ex-serviceman Steve Sola would like to help the family of the Russian pilot Roman Filipov, who died in Syria. He made this statement in his letter to the editorial board of Russia Today on 8 February.

The US veteran said that he is closely following the developments in Syria. He praised Filipov’s courage, and said that he was not sure that he himself would have been able to do so. Sola added that he would like to help the Russian pilot’s family in some way.

The ex-serviceman also wrote in his letter that he loves Russia, and that he somewhat knows its history. In 2015, he visited Moscow to attend a military parade. He stressed that he would like to visit the Crimea.

In conclusion, he wrote that had been following the developments involving the participation of Russian servicemen since the beginning of the Russian operation in Syria, and that he supports this mission. According to him, unlike various American interventions, this mission does not aim to change the regime. Since the end of World War II, wars involving the United States of America are based on lies, Steve Sola wrote.

Steve Sola served as an artillerist for 2 years, then 6 years in the Air National Guard of the United States Air Force. On weekends he participated in training exercises; he was a full-time medical technician on a C-130 Hercules military aircraft, working in the back of the aircraft cabin, helping nurses with patients”. Besides, he is a Vietnam war veteran.

Source: Rossa Primavera news agency

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