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 "57-mm rockets are considered humanitarian aid in Russia": journalist reveals 'humanitarian assistance' from Russian helicopter downed in Syria. PHOTOS

German journalist Björn Stritzel published pictures of 57-mm missiles carried by the Russian "logistic support Mi-8 helicopter" downed in Syria.

Censor.NET reports citing the reporter's statement on Twitter.

Watch more: Military helicopter with Russian pilots on board crashed in Syria. VIDEO

As previously reported by Censor.NET, Mi-8 transport aircraft was shot down by rebels in the Syrian Idlib province Aug. 1.

Russian President Putin's Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov later said that the helicopter was on a humanitarian mission.

See more: Russia's MoD lies again: evidence of destroyed Russian helicopters found. PHOTOS

As previously reported, on July 9, two Russian servicemen were killed near the Syrian city of Palmyra when their helicopter was shot down by rebels, bringing the number of Russian military personnel killed in the Syria conflict to at least 12.
 
 
 
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