Rescuers of the Emergencies Ministry are to start retrieving bodies from the debris of the Mi-8 helicopter which crashed in Yakutia /a federal republic in the north of the Far East/. However, according to the Emergencies Ministry, the 1.5-metre thick snow is hampering the operation. The Mi-8 helicopter crashed on Friday leaving eight passengers and three crewmen dead. The fragments of the helicopter were discovered on Sunday morning 104 km from the Chulman settlement. The Mi-8 helicopter operated by the Delta-K company left Chulman for the Ytymdzha settlement. However, it failed to get in contact at the scheduled time. The helicopter was carrying 11 people and over 1,300 kg of cargo.
As November 4 approaches (on this day, Russia and Belarus are to sign union programs), disputes between supporters and opponents of the integration become increasingly heated