Four Russians died as a result of the crash of the helicopter in Istanbul. This was reported by the Department of Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Russia in Twitter.
“Five people, including 4 Russians died,” the message says.
Later it was reported by NTV Turk that seven people died in the crash, including both pilots.
Earlier it was reported that Bellingcat published new data regarding role of Russian officer in MH17 crash. The document reads that additional information has surfaced that further confirms the identity of Khmuryi as Sergey Nikolaevich Dubinsky, who appears to be the "key–figure in organizing the transport of Buk 332 from Donetsk to a field south of Snizhne on the day of the tragedy" which was used to down the plane.