The Central Bank of Russia announced that the official currency exchange rate from the 12th December, for the dollar is 30,08 roubles per dollar. It was reported by the department of foreign and domestic relations at the Bank of Russia that in comparison with the previous rate its value has fallen by 0,01 rouble. The euro rate on 12th December is 26,83 roubles per Euro. In comparison with the previous rate its value has increased by 0,04 roubles.
The Ilyushin 20 (Il-20) military electronic reconnaissance aircraft of the Russian Air Force with 14 servicemen on board that went off radar screens off the coast of Syria was shot down by Syrian air defense systems over the Mediterranean Sea