All those found aboard the Russian helicopter which crashed in Kamchatka have died, said Gennadi Korotkin, deputy minister for emergency situations, and a group of officials from the prosecutor's office. They have returned from the site of the catastrophe.
To them, many bodies defy identification: they are heavily maimed. The body of Igor Farkhutdinov, governor of the Sakhalin region, has been identified. He led a delegation of the Russian Far Eastern region. On August 20 they were being flown in a Mi-8 helicopter to the Kurile islands.
The precise number of victims is still unknown.
A rescuer camp has been settled on the site of the catastrophe. Search and rescue work will continue on Sunday: night is approaching in Kamchatka.
"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