Insurance company Thyssen, under the agreement with Siberia airlines, has been collecting the necessary documents to pay insurance benefits to families and relatives of the passengers who died in the clash of the Tu-154 airliner on the Black Sea on October 4. A Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile hit the Russian plane. Ukraine is obliged to pay compensation to victims of the tragedy, as the country was proofed responsible for the crash. The Siberia airlines press service said that documents have been filed for 15 families residing in Russia. To avoid redundancy in insurance benefit payments, Thyssen employees work in close cooperation with the company's subsidiary in Tel Aviv, as a large number of passengers on the plane were from Israel. The total number of people who died in the crash is 78. This includes the crew. After all the necessary documents are filed, the German company will pay preliminary insurance payments of 60,000 rubles (about $2,000) to relatives of Tu-154 passengers. The amounts of further payments will be identified in the process, which will include submitting claims to Ukraine.
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