A video clip claiming to show the wreckage of a Russian helicopter appeared online on Monday, just hours after rebels in northern Syria reportedly shot down the aircraft.
The footage showed people gathering around the wreckage of in the northwestern province of Idlib.
State news agency SANA cited the Russian Defense Ministry as confirming that a Russian Mi-8 military transport helicopter had been shot down after delivering humanitarian aid to the city of Aleppo in northern Syria.
The statement by the Russian Defense Ministry said three crew members and two officers were on board.
Later, the Kremlin said that all five aboard the military helicopter were killed.