Preliminary data suggest there were four reporters among the twelve people killed in a Mi-26 helicopter crash Saturday morning 40 kilometres east of Chita, in southern Siberia. The accident occurred today at 9 a.m., Moscow time, killing all of the helicopter's passengers and crew.
The Mi-26, which belonged to the Russian Emergencies Ministry, was taking a fire brigade to the site of a wildfire near Chita, the ministry's officer on duty reports.
The Americans came to realise that they would have to either leave the region or weaken their presence there. It is Russia that is filling the vacuum now