RT News - August 01, 2016 (17:00 MSK)

Five people are killed as a Russian transport helicopter is shot down while returning from an aid-delivery mission in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo. Turkey slams Germany for preventing president Erdogan from making a televised address to his supporters as they held a massive rally in the German city of Cologne. Taliban militants assault a fortified hotel for foreigners in the Afghan capital - leaving one police officer dead.