NATO’s saber-rattling only impairs security of alliance's members — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 22, 20:20
Russian sledge hockey team may compete in 2018 Paralympics — IPCSport May 22, 18:53
PM Medvedev says envoy’s murder 'left imprint' on Russian consulate’s work in TurkeyRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 22, 18:40
Peruvian fire-fighting service wants to buy Russian Mi-171 helicoptersBusiness & Economy May 22, 18:00
Putin sets task of accelerating work on super-heavy rocketScience & Space May 22, 17:55
Russian PM comments on decision to remove trade restrictions with TurkeyBusiness & Economy May 22, 17:39
Russia and its EU partners discuss entry point for Turkish Stream’s second lineBusiness & Economy May 22, 17:38
Austrian chancellor to address SPIEF-2017 on June 2Business & Economy May 22, 17:00
Russian air defense weaponry sparks interest at Minsk military showMilitary & Defense May 22, 16:54
MOSCOW, December 22 (Itar-Tass) —— The Interstate Aviation Committee has confirmed the fact of the Russian Mi-8 helicopter crash in South Sudan
The Mi-8 on a flight in South Sudan for the U.N. mission was shot down on Friday, December 21, and was found burnt on the ground, an IAC official told Itar-Tass.
When contact with the Mi-8 was lost shortly after it took off, other two helicopters flew out to search for it. They found the burnt helicopter on the ground, the official said.
All the four crewmembers (all Russian citizens), who were aboard, died.
The helicopter belonged to the Nizhnevartovskavia company. According to acting company head Sergei Bakunin, there are no residents of Nizhnevartovsk and Yugra among the victims.
Another person, a U.N. mission employee, who was aboard the Mi-8, also died. His nationality is not known yet.