Ukraine Claims Responsibility for Downed Russian Il-76 in Belgorod Plane Crash

Ukraine Claims Responsibility for Downed Russian Il-76 in Belgorod Plane Crash

Belgorod Plane Crash: The Russian Il-76 military transport plane crashed in the Belgorod region, resulting in the unfortunate loss of all 63 individuals on board.

Potential Foul Play: Initial reports raise suspicions that the Russian Il-76 aircraft may have been deliberately downed.

Conflicting Details: According to the Russian government, the crashed plane near Belgorod carried 74 individuals, including 65 Ukrainian prisoners.

Ukrainian Claims: Ukrainian media alleges that Ukrainian forces shot down the Russian Il-76 aircraft, suggesting it was transporting missiles for S-300 air defense systems.

Missile Launch Incident: An anti-aircraft guided missile was launched from Kharkov, targeting the Russian Il-76 from a distance of 130 km.

The speaker of the Russian parliament accuses Kyiv of downing a plane transporting prisoners of war.

Update

Ukrainian mainstream media has removed a previous post in which it initially reported that the Ukrainian Armed Forces shot down a plane carrying Ukrainian prisoners of war, slated for exchange later today in Belgorod, Russia.

Ukraine Claims Responsibility for Downed Russian Il-76 in Belgorod Plane Crash

Russian Foreign Ministry asserts that Ukraine was responsible for downing the military plane in the Belgorod region, labeling the incident a “barbaric act of terrorism,” according to TASS.

Russian Defense Ministry attributes the military plane crash to the launch of two Ukrainian missiles, as detected by Russian radars – RIA.

The list of Ukrainian prisoners of war on the downed Russian Il-76 aircraft has been made public.

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