Russian, Tajik troops hold joint anti-terror drills in AsiaMilitary & Defense March 27, 9:11
US calls for release of detained participants in unsanctioned rallies across RussiaWorld March 27, 6:37
Russia conducts six humanitarian operations in Syria in 24 hoursSociety & Culture March 27, 6:34
Talks on banning nuclear weapons begin in UN without Russia, USWorld March 27, 6:28
Meeting with Putin of exceptional importance for Serbia — premierWorld March 27, 4:16
Election in Moldova shows people support rapprochement with Russia — Socialist factionWorld March 27, 4:06
Former Zenit FC player Kazachenok dies at 64Sport March 27, 1:37
Russian senior MP calls on EU politicians not to hide heads in sand in Syrian settlementRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 26, 18:09
Three Russian fans stabbed after football match in BelgradeSport March 26, 3:28
MOSCOW, May 12 (Itar-Tass) —— Russian rescuers will join early on Sunday the rescue operation in Indonesia after the crash of the Sukhoi Superjet 100, the head of the Russian emergencies ministry’s team, Mikhail Chupalenkov, told Itar-Tass over the phone on Saturday.
“At a meeting with the Indonesian side, we have outlined the scope of work for tomorrow,” he said.
According to Chupalenkov, Russian rescuers will use special climbing rope. Apart from that, a Russian helicopter will make flights over the site. The Russian rescuer team will be taken to the site by a BK-117 helicopter.
Earlier on Saturday, about 70 specialists of the Tsentrospas and the Leader rescue centres, as well as emergency and medical-psychological groups arrived in Indonesia by two planes. Apart from that, the same planes brought two light helicopters, the Bo-105 and BK-117.
In the morning, rescuers will begin an operation to recover Superjet’s flight recorders.
Russia’s Sukhoi Superjet 100 airliner crashed during a demonstration flight on May 9. According to available information, there were 45 people on board, including eight Russians, as well as citizens of Indonesia, Italy, France and the United States. The crash site was spotted the next day not far from the capital of Indonesia, in rough terrain on a slope of Mount Salak at an altitude of 1.7 kilometres. Rescuers have been working in the area of the catastrophe.