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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.