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Russia sends a group of 47 rescuers to help search for Raisi

The shipment is made at the request of the Iranian government, which is sparing no effort to find the aircraft.

Russia will send a group of 47 rescuers to Iran to help in the search for the helicopter that crashed this Sunday while Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi was on board, reports the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations.

In addition, the Russian side will lend Tehran a BO-105 helicopter and all-terrain vehicles. According to a statement from the ministry, the shipment is made at the request of Iran and by order of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

For his part, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitri Peskov noted that Putin “follows all information very closely” about the accident. He indicated that Russia sends “helicopters and rescuers ready to perform the most difficult tasks at high altitude.” “As soon as weather conditions, specifically fog, allow the resumption of the search and rescue operation, our specialists will join the ongoing efforts,” Peskov said.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran thanked the solidarity and offers of help and assistance from different governments, nations and international organizations.

Previously, it was reported that the plane in which Raisi was traveling, together with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hossein Amirabdollahian, and the governor of the province of East Azerbaijan, Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad-Ali Al-Hashem, would have had to make a landing forced due to dense fog.

Numerous rescue teams continue intense searches. The difficult access to the accident area and the bad weather conditions hinder the work of rescuers.


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