Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg expressed her condolences to Dmitry Medvedev in connection with the death of Russian citizens in the crash of the helicopter Mi-8 near the coast of the Spitsbergen archipelago. Solberg was asked to convey words of sympathy to the families of the victims. This is reported RIA Novosti with reference to the press service of the Kremlin.
According to the Prime Minister of Norway, the tragedy of a helicopter crash affected not only Russians, but also Norwegians. She noted that the lifeguards did everything they could and used all resources to find the wreck of the helicopter.
Solberg commended the joint work of Russian and Norwegian rescuers.
Recall that on Thursday, October 28, helicopter «Konvers Avia» with eight people on Board has gone missing off the coast of Spitsbergen. For several days, rescuers from Russia and Norway led the search for the aircraft. Sunday rescue service Northern Norway said that they have found the wreckage of the helicopter at a depth of 209 metres.