Ukraine confirms death of two climbers in Russian mountains

Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry confirmed on Saturday the death of two mountain climbers whose bodies were found in the Russian Caucasus mountains on Friday.

Rescuers in the Russian North Caucasus republic of North Ossetia said two mountain climbers from Ukraine had fallen from a three kilometer height in the mountains during the current international alpinists meeting.

Ukraine’s nearest general consulate is investigating the details of the accident and organizing the transportation of the bodies to Ukraine.

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