World Russia: Army helicopter crashes near Moscow, crew killed
In Russia, the threshold of 200,000 cases of contamination crossed
The rate of contamination remains very strong and Moscow has tightened restrictions. © Supplied by Euronews The 200,000 contaminated mark was crossed this Sunday. While the rest of Europe is "waning", Russia has not yet reached its peak. At the rate of 11,000 new cases per day, it will probably become the most affected country in Europe next week.
The accident could have been caused by a technical defect, according to the Russian Defense Ministry
ACCIDENT - The accident could have been caused by a technical defect, according to the Russian Defense Ministry
Anarmy crashed Tuesday in the Moscow region. "The crew died of the injuries received during the emergency landing" of the aircraft, the Defense Ministry said before AFP, refusing to say how many people were on board.
According to the authorities, the crash took place around 8 p.m. 20 km from the town of Kline, during a training flight. "According to preliminary information, the cause of the disaster could be a technical defect," the ministry said, adding that the aircraft was unarmed.
Russia refuses to drop murder charges against three sisters: laywer
Russia refuses to drop murder charges against three sisters: laywerA lawyer for three Russian sisters who killed their father after years of beatings and sexual abuse said Wednesday investigators had refused to drop murder charges despite a request from prosecutors.
A military aircraft and for civil transport
helicopter, the Mi-8 is used both for military objectives and for civil transport. The larger models can carry up to 32 people.
In August 2018, 15 people working at an oil station and 3 crew members were killed in the crash of the same aircraft in northern Siberia, after colliding with another helicopter. Helicopter and small plane crashes are particularly common in this part of the country and in the Russian Far East, where they are a common form of transportation for long distances.newsletter
Burkina: 10 "terrorists" killed during an anti-jihadist operation in the west .
© PIUS UTOMI EKPEI A Togolese soldier stands guard on the border between his country and Burkina Faso as part of the fight against jihadists, February 17, 2020 Ten "terrorists" were killed Thursday during an offensive against a jihadist base in western Burkina Faso, said the military staff in a statement.