In Syria, the Russian helicopter Mi-28 has made an emergency landing. There is a version that because of the militants
Russian helicopter Mi-28 was made in the Syrian province of Hama an emergency landing because of a malfunction, said the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation, adjusting the correspondent of the German newspaper Bild Bjorn of Stricly that the militants “Islamic state”* shot down a Russian helicopter near the Syrian city of Sheikh Hilal in the province.
Of the downed by militants “IG”* a helicopter in Hama Stritzel said in his Twitter.
Press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov did not comment, telling reporters: “the Ministry of defence is your source on this issue” (quoted by “Газете.Ru”).
In the defense Ministry say that the helicopter made an emergency landing due to a malfunction and was not attacked. “October 6, 2017 in the province of Hama (Syria) when performing tasks in support of the Mi-8 helicopter with soldiers of the Russian Center for reconciliation of the warring parties made an emergency landing due to technical malfunction of the helicopter Mi-28″ – quoted by TASS.
“The life and health of pilots are in no danger. On the report of the crew and after examining the car, the impact of fire on the helicopter was not”, – told in the defense Ministry, adding that the crew was promptly delivered search and rescue service at the airport, reports “Interfax”.
This morning the official representative of the Ministry of defense of Russia Igor Konashenkov said that in Syria under control of ISIS* is less than 10% of the territory.
Earlier, the defense Ministry saidthat no Russian military personnel currently in Syria, captured by the militants of the “Islamic state”* do not fall, that is the Russian office officially disown the two Russians, trapped in captivity.
*Islamic state (ISIS, ISIL, DAISH) is a terrorist group banned in Russia.