3 Jul 2019 16:12

Deceased submariners lived in St. Petersburg, Leningrad region

ST. PETERSBURG. July 3 (Interfax) - The Russian submariners who died on the Northern Fleet's submersible vehicle were residents of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region, Chairman of the St. Petersburg Social Policy Committee Alexander Rzhanenkov told Interfax.

"We've received a list of the victims remotely; there are 14 people on it. They're all our guys. They were born in different places, but they served here. They're our residents. There's one from the Leningrad region," Rzhanenkov said.

Contact is now being established with the victims' relatives and a meeting with the relatives is planned, he said. "Their wishes as regards official procedures, burial, will be taken into account, the dates of the mourning events will be determined. Where they will be buried depends on the families' wishes," he said.

Acting governor Alexander Beglov said in his condolences that the victims belonged to a military unit in St. Petersburg. He additionally said there were city residents among them.