Fourteen submariners on board a Russian defense ministry research vessel were killed in a fire while carrying out a survey of the sea floor, the ministry was quoted as saying by Russian news agencies.
The report identified the commander as General Qodratollah Mansouri, a veteran of the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s.
Eastern Iran, which borders Afghanistan — the world’s top opium producer — and Pakistan, has long been plagued by clashes with drug smuggling gangs.
It was the second accident with Su-27 jets in Ukraine in the past two months. On October 16, another Su-27 crashed in Ukraine’s Vinnitsa region during the Clear Sky 2018 international military drills. Two pilots were killed in the crash.
Chief of Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency Igor Korobov died on Wednesday after “a serious and long illness,” Russian news agencies reported, citing the defense ministry.
Gov. Nathan Deal in September signed an executive order appointing Hines as a senior appellate court justice, meaning Hines could fill in on the Supreme Court or the Court of Appeals when needed.