Russian Military Plane Carrying 65 Ukrainian POWs Crashes; No Survivors Reported

Russian Army Aircraft Carrying 65 Ukrainian POWs Crashes; No Survivors Reported

The airplane was carrying 74 individuals, together with six crew and three guards when it crashed, RIA cited the defence ministry as saying. There was no fast data on the trigger.



Printed: January 24, 2024 5:08 PM IST


By Reuters

Russia-Ukraine War: Russian Military Plane Carrying 65 Ukrainian POWs Crashes; No Survivors Reported

Moscow: A Russian Ilyushin Il-76 navy transport airplane crashed close to the Ukrainian border on Wednesday, and state information company RIA quoted the defence ministry as saying it was carrying 65 Ukrainian prisoners of battle to be exchanged for Russian captives. The airplane was carrying 74 individuals, together with six crew and three guards when it crashed, RIA cited the defence ministry as saying. There was no fast data on the trigger.

Andrei Kartapolov, a lawmaker in Russia’s parliament and a retired basic, mentioned throughout a parliamentary session that the airplane had been shot down by three missiles. He didn’t say what the supply of his data was.

Reuters couldn’t instantly confirm particulars of who was on board, however Russia and Ukraine recurrently swap prisoners of battle. Ukraine’s defence ministry and air drive didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.

Video posted on the Telegram messenger app by Baza, a channel linked to Russian safety providers, and verified by Reuters, confirmed a big plane falling in direction of the bottom close to the village of Yablonovo within the Belgorod area and exploding in an unlimited fireball.

Native governor Vyacheslav Gladkov mentioned that an unspecified “incident” had occurred within the area’s Korochansky district, northeast of Belgorod metropolis, and that he was going to examine the location. He mentioned investigators and emergency employees have been already on the scene. The Il-76 is a navy transport plane designed to airlift troops, cargo, navy tools and weapons. It normally has a crew of 5, and might carry as much as 90 passengers.

The Kremlin mentioned in response to a reporter’s query that it was trying into the state of affairs. Belgorod area, which borders Ukraine, has come beneath frequent assault from Ukraine in current months, together with a December missile strike which killed 25 individuals.



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