A source in the state commission investigating the Tu-154 plane crash has refused to confirm media reports that quoted the captain of the dry cargo ship Kapitan Vakula as saying that one of the fuselage fragments had bullet holes in it. "Conclusions concerning the cause of the wreck will be made only after proper official expert examination," said the source. "Any other versions that may surface are nothing but guesswork." On Friday morning, the Kapitan Vakula delivered ashore some of the fragments of the Tu-154 and several victims' bodies that rescuers had recovered from the sea.
Photos show many anti-Ukrainian and anti-EU slogans that the farmers use in their demonstration. One of the banners attached to a tractor calls on Russian President Vladimir Putin to bring "Ukraine, Brussels and our rulers” to order