Russian Defense Ministry Claims Il-76 Aircraft Carrying 65 Ukrainian PoWs Has Crashed

At around 11am local time, Russia’s Defense Ministry claimed that one of its II-76 transport aircraft crashed in Southern Belgorod. 

The Ministry stated that the craft was carrying 65 Ukrainian prisoners of war, six crew and three others. 

The Kyiv Indpendent has stated it is currently not able to verify these claims. 

Alternative media, Ukrainska Pravda has claimed that the aircraft was instead carrying S-300 missiles and was shot down by Ukrainian forces.


This is a developing story, more information to follow.