Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on posthumous awarding of the Order of Courage to five servicemen who died in the Be-200 plane crash in Turkey. This was reported by the Kremlin press service.
“For courage, courage and dedication shown in extinguishing fires in the Republic of Turkey, Lieutenant Colonel Vladislav Berkutov, Lieutenant Colonel Vadim Karasev, Colonel Yevgeny Kuznetsov, Senior Lieutenant Nikolai Omelchenko, Senior Sergeant Yuri Chubarov were awarded,” the message says.
The Be-200 amphibious aircraft of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation crashed on August 14 during the landing approach, there were eight people on board.
“On August 14, 2021, at about 15.10 Moscow time, a Russian Be-200 plane crashed during the landing approach after completing the task of extinguishing fires in the Adana province,” the Russian military department said.
Onboard there were five Russian servicemen and three representatives of the Turkish Republic, who pointed out the fire extinguishing centers to the crew.
The Anadolu Agency’s website publishes in a shortened form . .(HAS).