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Russian Military Plane Crashes Close to Ukraine

Posted on AllSides January 24th, 2024
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World, Russia, Ukraine, Ukraine War

A Russian military transport plane crashed near the border with Ukraine on Wednesday, killing all 74 aboard, according to Russian officials and state media. 

Russian officials said 65 Ukrainian prisoners of war were among those aboard the Ilyushin Il-76 when the plane fell from the sky, while a senior official in Kyiv said the incident was under investigation. 

Russia’s claims about the Ukrainian POWs couldn’t be independently verified. The Russian Ministry of Defense didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on the circumstances of the crash. A senior Ukrainian...

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