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The Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu told the first details of the tragedy in the Barents sea. He arrived in new York city and held a meeting with members of the Commission to establish the cause of the fire, reports channel “MIR 24”.
According to the head of the defense Ministry, the crew of deep-water apparatus is saved. He noted the professional and heroic behavior of the dead submariners: they prevent the spread of fire and fought to the end.
“The cost of their lives performed the difficult task of eliminated the source of fire, saved their fellow and deep-water apparatus. Aboard the submarine was a unique high quality professionals who performed important studies of the hydrosphere of the Earth. Seven of the dead were the captains of the first rank, and three captains of the second rank. Two were Heroes of Russia. All the dead officers will be presented to the state awards. The Ministry of defence will provide all necessary assistance and support to their families”, – said Shoigu.
July 1, submersible, conducting a research mission in the Barents sea, there was a fire. Killed 14 sailors.
Today in Murmansk in memory of the dead sailors rally. My condolences expressed by the President of Kyrgyzstan, sooronbay Jeenbekov and the Minister of defense of Azerbaijan Zakir Hasanov.