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Russian defense Ministry denies the fact of bombardment of the audience at the exercises «West-2017»

The Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation said that the shelling of spectators at the exercises «West-2017» was not, and captured on video the incident allegedly occurred in another time and in another place.

About it write on Tuesday, 19 September, Russian media and, in particular, the news Agency «Interfax».

«All messages in social networks about volleys into the crowd of journalists, a large number of seriously wounded was a deliberate provocation or somebody’s personal stupidity» – leads edition the words of the representative of the defense Department.

According to the defense Ministry, no incidents, on 18 September the military exercises of Russia and Belarus was not. The episode, which is written media, is that «the crews of helicopters within the flight and tactical exercises did this exercise for the defeat of ground targets».

«The guidance system of one of the helicopters was made incorrect target. As a result of falling rockets damaged one of the trucks without the people», – reported in the Western military district .

Earlier in the day it became known that the Russian-Belarusian military exercises «West-2017» held at the site «Luga» near St. Petersburg, the pilot of the helicopter Ka-52 mistakenly fired missiles class «air-ground» viewers.

The date of the accident press has not reported, presumably a day or two ago, wrote on Tuesday, September 19, online edition 66.ru with reference to the informed source.

As a result of this incident two cars burned down, and two men, according to the source – the journalists were severely injured and are in hospital.

According to the press service of the Western military district, on September 17 «in the framework of the joint strategic exercises Zapad-2017 on the range «Luzhskaya» the crews of the attack helicopters Mi-28N and Ka-52 (…) fulfilled tasks of air reconnaissance, missile strike ground targets and cover for ground troops from the air,» adds the website of the TV channel «Rain».

Russian defense Ministry denies the fact of bombardment of the audience at the exercises «West-2017» 19.09.2017

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