The Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation issued on Wednesday a press-release in which it confirmed crashes in Syria December 31, Mi-24 and the death of two pilots. While the Russian defense Ministry categorically rejects the version of the attack from the ground. Previously on the website Forumavia reports emerged about the deaths of Russian officers.
The Ministry of defense of Russia noted that the Russian helicopter on 31 December made a flight to the airport of Hama and due to a technical fault made a hard landing 15 km from the airport of destination.
Killing both pilot and borteknik was injured and was quickly evacuated search and rescue on the airfield Hamim, where he was given medical assistance.
“There is no fire exposure for the Mi-24 was not”, – noted in the defense Ministry.
In this earlier Conflict Intelligence Team in his Telegram, citing https://www.forumavia.ru/t/199308/ and on social media, where he wrote to a relative of one of the pilots, said that the dead are major Artem Kulish and the second member of the crew Matveev, whose full name is established.
While the report said that the helicopter could escort a convoy near the village of al-Zara and touched the wires. Also according to the group the area controlled by opposition forces and is included in one of the zones of de-escalation.