MI-8 helicopter of »Vostok» airlines, which was carrying out a training flight, crash-landed near the city of Khabarovsk. 6 people were on-board, all of them died. Investigators are currently working at the crash site. Two black boxes are already found.
Over the past day , Ukrainian forces fired at the LPR positions four times. This was reported by the official representative of the Defense Ministry of the Republic — Lieutenant-Colonel Andrei Marochko. The settlements of Kalinovo, Kalinovka, Kalinovo-Borshchevatoe and Zhelobok were under fire. During the shelling, grenade launchers and small arms were used.
In the DPR, for the past day, Ukrainian forces violated the ceasefire agreements 28 times, firing 587 shells at the Republic. The outer areas of Donetsk, Dokuchaevsk and a village in the south of the DPR were under fire. During the shelling, artillery, mortars, grenade launchers, weaponry of armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles were used, as well as small arms. As a result of the attacks — in the Kuibyshev district of Donetsk and the village of Staro-Mikhaylovka, to the west from the city — three local residents were injured. Eight buildings were damaged.
Starting from today, the warships of the Russian Navy will conduct exercises near the coast of Syria. Such was the international notification for aviation personnel and navigational warning for seafarers in that region. The training area will be located in the international waters of the Mediterranean sea, and adjacent areas to the Syrian maritime boundary, and it will be closed for the duration of the exercises. Currently, 15 warships and auxiliary ships of the Black Sea Fleet operate in the Mediterranean sea, as well as some submarines that have attacked terrorist target sites in Syria in the past.
Russia will keep its right to shoot down all the incoming missiles, and attack the launch sites, in case of US aggression against Syria, Russian Ambassador to Lebanon, Alexander Zasypkin, said to the Lebanese TV channel »Al-Manar». «Russia will keep the promise of its president regarding the US aggression against Syria, thus Russia will knock down incoming American missiles and then strike the launch sites.» — the television channel quoted the Russian Ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin.
«Al-Arabiya» TV channel reported that in the Algerian province of Blida, about 30 km from the capital of Algeria, a military transport plane crash-landed with 257 people on board, most of them were servicemen. According to preliminary information, no-one survived the crash. Other details of the incident have not yet been reported.