Russian health minister says producing vaccines in Nicaragua is "very profitable"Society & Culture October 23, 7:36
Russia, EU should set up strategic planning committee — former foreign ministerRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 6:07
DPR to raise issue of Ukrainian forces’ shellings in DPR’s south — envoyWorld October 23, 5:06
Georgia’s Orthodox patriarch to visit Moscow to mark Russian patriarch’s 70th birthdaySociety & Culture October 23, 4:21
Iraqi forces enter last settlement on northern approaches to Mosul — mediaWorld October 23, 3:56
Azerbaijan’s president says his country will not increase oil outputBusiness & Economy October 23, 3:29
Second round of parliamentary election to be held in Lithuania on SundayWorld October 23, 2:49
Russian Duma delegation to take part in BRICS forum, IPU Assembly in GenevaRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 2:11
Ceasefire in Syria violated 44 times in 24 hours — Russian reconciliation centerWorld October 23, 1:36
MOSCOW, October 20 (Itar-Tass) — The Su-24 frontline bomber has crashed in the Amur region, the crew has been killed, spokesman for the Russian Air Force Colonel Vladimir Drik told Itar-Tass on Thursday.
“During landing at Ukrainka airfield in the Amur region at 06:02, Moscow time, the Su-24 caught fire and overturned. The crew - two pilots – was killed,” he said.
“The plane was performing a planned flight from Voronezh to the Vozdvizhenka Aircraft Repair Plan,” the Air Force spokesman said. “The causes and circumstances of the accident are being ascertained,” he said.
The Port-Amur news agency reports with reference to an informed source that the Su-24 skidded off the runway, after which overturned and caught fire. According to one version, the plane hit the runway with its tail, which caused the inflammation, and according to another – the bomber started to burn in the air.