Upon arrival in Sochi, Russian Security Council Secretary Vladimir Rushailo held a meeting with the members of a governmental commission investigating causes of the Tu-154 crash over the Black Sea on the instructions of President Vladimir Putin. The Security Council Secretary read out the list of the state commission members approved by the president and divided responsibilities. He said the commission included two sub-commissions: an administrative sub-commission headed by the governor of the Krasnodar territory and a technical sub-commission headed by the deputy chairman of the State Aircraft Committee. The press was not admitted to the second part of the meeting.
Volodymyr Saldo, Acting Governor of the Kherson region, said that the Armed Forces of Ukraine were suffering heavy losses while trying to cut across the Dnieper Rvier