“Ukraine Air Force military transport aircraft IL-76 transporting personnel with the aim of rotation was brought down by anti-aircraft heavy machine gun. There were military personnel, machinery, equipment and food on board,” – the Ministry of Defense said in a statement.
The exact number of deaths is still unknown. IL-76 – Soviet and Russian heavy military transport aircraft developed by OKB Ilyushin. Crew – seven people. It is able to carry 167 soldiers with weapons.
Kiev carries out military special operation to suppress pro-independence supporters in eastern Ukraine which did not recognize the legitimacy of the new Ukrainian authorities who came to power in a coup in February since mid-April. Most bitter confrontation took place in Slavyansk in the north of Donetsk region, as well as in neighboring Kramatorsk and Mariupol in the south area. More info