A Russian Air Force Mil Mi-35M helicopter made an emergency landing in Al-Hasakah Governorate after a technical malfunction.
Some media report that the pilot died in the crash, but this was denied by Russian sources.
The Russian Foreign Ministry clarified that the chopper had not come under fire, but was forced to land due to a technical issue.
After landing, the crew was promptly taken to an airfield by a rescue team, the ministry stated, adding that no one was hurt in the incident.
The SANA News agency previously reported, citing its correspondent, that a Russian helicopter had crashed in the northeastern Syrian region.
Syria has been engulfed in a civil war since 2011, with President Bashar Assad’s forces fighting against different insurgent groups. Russia, Turkey, and Iran have joined efforts to reconciliate the conflicting sides and achieve a peaceful settlement since the first meeting in the Kazakh capital Astana (presently Nur-Sultan) in January 2017.
Russia regularly carries out humanitarian operations across the country and helps Damascus in providing safe passage for the return of Syrian refugees.