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The network has allegations, that a Russian military helicopter crashed in the Syrian Arab Republic. Messages of this nature are published by the Telegram channel Mash.
According to this information, then the helicopter of the Russian Aerospace Forces fell about a couple of kilometers from the Russian military base - in the area of the settlements of Kasimiya and Rakhaniya. It's not about the Khmeimim base. The alleged death of one crew member is reported.
Need to emphasize, that the Russian defense department at this moment does not confirm the news of the helicopter crash and the death of the pilot. According to the Defense Ministry information, the helicopter has problems due to a technical problem. Added, that no one opened fire on the helicopter. The Ministry of Defense calls the incident a forced landing of a rotorcraft in the province of Haseke.
Russian Defense Ministry:
The lives of pilots are not in danger. According to the crew report, there was no fire impact on the helicopter.
Other sources say, that the forced landing took place in the northeast of the Syrian Arab Republic.
As seen, information is still extremely contradictory. Additional information on the incident with the Russian helicopter is expected, including data on the base in Syria.
According to published information, we are talking about the Mi-35 helicopter, carrying out planned patrols in the northeast of the SAR.