A Mi-28 military helicopter crashed in Crimea. Two pilots were killed in the crash, the Russian Defense Ministry said, TASS reports.
According to the ministry, the helicopter crashed in the Dzhankoy region of the peninsula during a training flight. The helicopter had no weapons on board. No damage on the ground was reported.
It is believed that the chopper crashed due to technical failure.
In October 2022, a Su-34 military aircraft crashed in the city of Yeysk, the Krasnodar region in Russia's south. The airplane crashed near apartment buildings. Sixteen people were killed, more than 45 were injured. It is believed that the aircraft crashed due to collision with birds — their remains were found during the inspection of the aircraft wreckage.
NATO has no plans to deploy troops on the Ukrainian territory, Jens Stoltenberg said. French President Emmanuel Macron earlier did not rule out a possibility to send Western military forces there