Russian Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov informed Russia's President Vladimir Putin about his two-day trip to the Murmansk region in connection with the latest K-159 submarine disaster. The Defence Minister completed his trip in the evening of August 31. The decommissioned K-159 submarine sank, while being towed to a local factory for subsequent recycling.
Talking to reporters, Ivanov confirmed the fact that the crew was unlikely to survive.
The K-159 sub, which was kept afloat by pontoons, went down in the early hours of August 31 three miles north-west of Kildin island. According to the Northern fleet's high command, a rope broke loose, depriving the sub of one pontoon. Ten sailors were staying aboard the submarine; only one of them was eventually picked up alive. Two dead sailors were located some time later. Search for other seven missing crewmen is still under way.
The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations
On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part