Astana meeting on Syria to focus on de-escalation zones — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 26, 13:07
Northern Fleet divers resume surveying of WWII Arctic convoy transporterBusiness & Economy June 26, 13:00
Press review: Doubts over Putin-Trump talks and cornerstones for 2018 elections in RussiaPress Review June 26, 13:00
Top official says Russia’s warships operating in Syria praised by market playersMilitary & Defense June 26, 12:48
Russian arms exporter raked in $24 bln for selling 50 warships since 2000Military & Defense June 26, 12:39
Attack aircraft exercise on mock-up ‘enemy’ targets results in smashing successMilitary & Defense June 26, 12:14
Russia and India may ink deal on frigate supplies by end of JulyMilitary & Defense June 26, 12:05
Poll indicates majority of Russians support criminalizing drug useSociety & Culture June 26, 11:58
Ukraine’s ex-president ready to take part in court hearingsWorld June 26, 11:03
MOSCOW, December 27 (Itar-Tass) — South Sudan can be put on the list of the zones, which are not recommended for the flights of the Russian civilian aviation, spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry Alexander Lukashevich said on Thursday.
“In case of no adequate response to numerous addresses we will have to put South Sudan on the list of the zones, which are not recommended for the flights of the Russian civilian aviation, if this situation does not change drastically,” the Russian diplomat said.
Russia continues to cooperate closely with the Russian Permanent Mission in the United Nations Organization and other relevant structures to conduct an urgent and detailed investigation in the tragedy, when a helicopter Mi-8 was downed in South Sudan on December 21 with the Russian crew, who worked on the contract with the UN mission. “We urge to take efficient measures to avert similar incidents in the future. We demand material compensations to the relatives of the killed Russian pilots should be provided,” Lukashevich said.
The helicopter Mi-8 with the Russian crew was hit down on December 21 near Likuangole, state Jonglei, in the Republic of South Sudan as a result of gunfire from the ground. The helicopter belonged to the air company Nizhnevartovskavia and worked under the contract with the UN Mission in South Sudan.