A Mi-28N helicopter crashed
The Russian Ministry of Defense reported that the 15th joint patrol of the Russian military police and the Turkish forces in the Syrian border area, a few tens of kilometers west of the village of Qamishli, has ended. The route was about 30 kilometers long. The air patrol over the area was carried out by the Russian military helicopters.
The Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova announced during a briefing on Thursday that the Kurdish forces were pulled back. “We continue to work with Ankara on the implementation of the Memorandum of 22nd of October on the areas beyond the Euphrates River. The work is being carried out in order to fix two problems — to prevent the repetition of the hostilities, and to fix the humanitarian situation” — Maria Zakharova explained. She underlined that the withdrawal of the Kurdish forces from the border with Turkey and the regular joint patrols were made to solve the first problem.
A Mi-28N attack helicopter crashed in the Krasnodar Territory — the crew did not survive. The event took place on 11th of December, at about 23:00 by the Moscow time, near the Korenovsk airfield. All the discovered black boxes of the helicopter will be delivered to Moscow for decryption. The Mi-28N crashed while performing a training night flight with difficult weather conditions. According to the preliminary data — the cause of the crash could be a pilot error, or technical malfunction.
4 the UK
Early elections to the House of Commons of the British Parliament have began in the UK. The polling stations were opened at 07:00 by the local time. They will stay open until 22:00. 650 deputies will be elected to the lower house of the parliament. The right to form a government will be given to the party with the majority in the House of Commons after the election.