Preliminary data suggest there were four reporters among the twelve people killed in a Mi-26 helicopter crash Saturday morning 40 kilometres east of Chita, in southern Siberia. The accident occurred today at 9 a.m., Moscow time, killing all of the helicopter's passengers and crew.
The Mi-26, which belonged to the Russian Emergencies Ministry, was taking a fire brigade to the site of a wildfire near Chita, the ministry's officer on duty reports.
"We should use shock therapy to sober up the Americans. In this case, the Americans will speak about the need to resume dialogue. There is no other option"
The United States is concerned about the current crisis in the relations with Russia and suggests returning to reasonable policies to avoid a nuclear war