On December 25, in the early hours of the day, Russian Defense Ministry's Tu-154 aircraft crashed near Sochi coastline.
There were 92 people on board.
According to a source familiar with the search and rescue operation, several victims of the deadly military plane crash in the Black Sea were recovered wearing life jackets.
Two devices, C-Quester and C-Explorer submersibles of the Russian Geographical Society (RGS) arrived in the Sochi airport in order to take part in the search operation of the bodies of the victims and debris of the crashed Tu-154 plane, according to the press secretary of the RGS Underwater Research Centre, Marina Davydova.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russian aviation governing body and the Ministry of Transport will make decision on the further service of Tu-154 planes.
No evidence indicating that there was an act of terrorism on board of Russian Defense Ministry's Tu-154 aircraft has been found yet, Russia's FSB said Monday. Investigators are pursuing four leads in the deadly Russian military plane crash in the Black Sea, including technical malfunction and pilot error.
Brussels residents are bringing flowers to the Russian Embassy to commemorate the victims of the Tu-154 plane crash over the Black Sea, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported Monday.
On Sunday, a Russian military Tu-154 with 92 passengers and crew on board crashed in the Black Sea. Officials and experts have given a number of reasons why terrorism has been ruled out as a possible cause. Speaking to Radio Sputnik, military expert Vladimir Kozin explained why it is still too early to say with certainty what actually took place.
On December 25, a Russian Defense Ministry Tu-154 aircraft with 92 people on board crashed off the coast by the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
All versions of the crash of the Russian Defense Ministry's Tu-154 plane are being considered, but it is too early to make conclusions, according to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
People are laying flowers outside the Alexandrov Ensemble building in Moscow on Monday, December 26, to commemorate the victims of the Tu-154 plane crash.
According to reports, United States, the United Kingdom and France have conveyed their condolences to Russia with the deadly military plane crash in the Black Sea.
Sochi administration said that a total of 12 relatives of the crashed military Tu-154 aircraft passengers arrived in Sochi, with accommodation is prepared for them.
Russia's Emergencies Minsiter Vladimir Puchkov said that the flight data recorder of Russian Defense Ministry's Tu-154 plane that crashed in the Black Sea was not located.
Internal Syrian opposition group Hmeimim has extended condolences over the tragedy with Russia’s Tu-154 plane and expressed support for the relatives of the victims, hoping that the crash was a deadly accident and not a terror act, the group’s official representative Mais Krydee told Sputnik on Monday.
While the Tu-154 crash site operations are being carried out non-stop around the clock, Sochi residents are already seeing Sunday's air disaster as "their own tragedy" and doing what they can to comfort the relatives of the victims. Sputnik met up with Sochi-based journalist Kirill Lemekh, who relayed the somber atmosphere of the city.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko declared a national day of mourning on Monday for the victims of a deadly Tu-154 plane crash in Russia.
According to reports, a makeshift memorial appeared overnight outside of the Russian Embassy in London as Britons laid flowers.
Russian Deputy Defense Minister said that first flight carrying the bodies of the victims of the Tu-154 plane crash near Sochi has arrived at Chkalovsky airfield in Moscow.
According to Aerospace Forces commander, Russian Defense Ministry hopes to locate its Tu-154 aircraft in the Black Sea later on Monday.
Russian Transport Minister stated that technical malfunction or pilot error, not terrorism, are among the leads in the investigation into the Russian Defense Ministry's Tu-154 plane crash.