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Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to fly to Severomorsk, to ensure a thorough investigation of the causes of fire submersible Navy, reports channel “MIR 24”.
“I ask you to go to new York city in order to personally hear reports and to target Commission on the unconditional identification of the causes of this tragedy. Please return report to me personally,” said the President.
Putin expressed his profound condolences in connection with death of submariners and instructed to provide their families with all necessary assistance.
“I offer my sincerest condolences to the families of the victims. We must do everything to help them and support them,” Putin said and noted that the death of the submarine “a great loss for the Navy and for the army.”
“The crew is highly professional…, of the 14 victims, seven captains of the first rank, two Heroes of Russia”, – said the head of state.
“MIR 24” is reminiscent of: the Ministry of defence, 1 July in the Russian territorial waters on the research submersible fire occurred. The dedicated team managed to liquidate the fire, 14 sailors were killed. The event reasons are established. According to preliminary data, the fire started when conducting bathymetry survey machine has measured the depth using the instrumentation system.