ECHR rules Nemtsov’s convicted murderer receive 6,000-euro compensationWorld July 25, 11:50
Ukrainian citizen sentenced to community service for wearing St. George ribbonSociety & Culture July 25, 11:04
Top official comments on complications following Siemens refusal to work with state firmsBusiness & Economy July 25, 10:35
Russian-Syrian checkpoint opens in Eastern Goutha de-escalation zoneWorld July 25, 8:17
Russian-Chinese naval drills in Baltic Sea to enter active phaseMilitary & Defense July 25, 7:59
Putin to meet with Iraq’s vice-presidentRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 25, 6:49
Russian super-heavy booster vehicle to bring payloads of 70 tns to orbitScience & Space July 25, 5:34
New limits on microloans to kill off most micro lenders in Russia, say expertsBusiness & Economy July 25, 3:45
Lavrov says astonished by mass hysteria among US politiciansRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 25, 1:35
DONETSK, October 14. /TASS/. The militia command of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has received information that the helicopter downed by the militia on Thursday, was carrying some instructors from NATO’s member states, the DPR Operations Command Spokesman Eduard Basurin told journalists on Friday.
"There were several military instructors from NATO member states onboard during the combat flight," the Donetsk News Agency quoted Basurin as saying. According to the DPR sources, the helicopter landed on the outskirts of the Krasnogorovka settlement. Sources in the command elaborated that the area was locked down and mobile communication was turned off.
On Thursday, October 13, head of the DPR Alexander Zakharchenko announced that the Ukrainian military, with the support of a combat helicopter, had attempted to carry out an attack on the DPR militia’s positions but the helicopter had been shot down. The previous time the Ukrainian militia used aviation during hostilities was on January 19, 2015, when several Sukhoi Su-25 strike fighters were seen over Donbass.
The Minsk Memorandum dated on Septebmer 19, 2014, bans the use of combat aviation and unmanned aircraft in the ceasefire zone along the line of contact, excluding the unmanned aircraft of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission.