Russische Il-76 abgestürzt infographic
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Russisches Militärflugzeug stürzt nahe ukrainischer Grenze ab

January 24, 2024 - Das russische Verteidigungsministerium beschuldigt die Ukraine, sie hätte ein Militärtransport Flugzeug abgeschossen, alle 74 Passagiere an Bord sind tot, inklusive der 65 ukrainischen Kriegsgefangenen, die für einen Gefangenenaustausch vorgesehen waren.

Ukrainian officials did not immediately confirm or deny Russia’s claims about the crash in Russia’s Belgorod border region, although they said they were looking into them.

In addition to the 65 POWs, the Il-76 transport carried a crew of six and three other passengers, the Russian military said. According to the statement, Russian radar registered the launch of two missiles from Ukraine’s Kharkiv region that borders the Belgorod region. The ministry did not provide evidence for its claim.

The Russian military said the POWs were being flown to the region for a prisoner swap when the plane was downed at 11:15 a.m. local time (0815 GMT), according to AP.

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PUBLISHED: 24/01/2024; STORY: Graphic News
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