The Russian Defence Minister has set up a commission to investigate the causes and circumstances of the crash of a Mi-8MT helicopter near the town of Krasny Bor (the Leningrad region), the press service of the Defence Ministry said. The Mi-8MT helicopter crashed near Krasny Bor at 12.00 Moscow time on November 5. The helicopter of the Army Aviation Re-training Centre was flying after being repaired from the Gorelovo airfield to the Torzhok airfield. Four men died in the crash.
Following Lithuania, Norway has joined the anti-Russian frenzy as well and declared a blockade against the Russian town of Barentsburg. However, Norway has not taken into account the fact that Svalbard is not its original territory