MOSCOW, August 1. /TASS/. Russia’s Mi-8 helicopter has been shot down with fire from the ground over Syria’s Idlib province. The three crewmembers and two officers from Russia’s reconciliation center are unaccounted for, the Defense Ministry has said.
"On August 1 a Russian transport helicopter Mi-8 was shot down with fire from the ground on the way to the Hmeymim air base after delivering humanitarian aid to the city of Aleppo. There were three crewmembers and two officers from Russia’s center for the reconciliation of warring factions in Syria on board. All available resources have been employed with the aim to find out what happened to the Russian military servicemen," the Defense Ministry said.