Russian President Vladimir Putin hold a meeting with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in Moscow on Tuesday to discuss the incident on a Russian scientific deep submersible which resulted in the death of 14 sailors.
Putin offered his condolences to the relatives of the servicemen and assigned Shoigu to provide all the necessary support to the families of the dead submariners.
The Russian leader... Еще added that seven captains and two ‘Heroes of Russia’ were among those killed in the submersible.
According to the MoD, a deep-water research vehicle belonging to the Russian Navy was conducting a bathymetric measurement operation on Monday in Russian territorial waters when a fire broke out on board.
Fourteen crew members died as a result of the fire suffocated by smoke.
The submersible has since returned to its base in the northern city of Severomorsk.