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Russian jet crashes carrying Ukrainian PoWs - Moscow

Posted on AllSides January 24th, 2024
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A Russian Ilyushin-76 military transport plane has crashed in the southern Belgorod region bordering Ukraine.

Russia's ministry of defence said 65 captured Ukrainian military were on the plane heading to Belgorod region for a prisoner exchange.

None of the details surrounding those on board can be independently verified.

Ria Novosti news agency said another nine people were on the plane, including six crew.

Ukraine's general staff, quoted by the Ukrainska Pravda website, said the plane was transporting missiles for Russia's S-300 air defence systems. It made no mention of prisoners...

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