24 Jan 2024

Moscow accuses Ukraine of downing military plane carrying ‘Ukrainian PoWs’

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Russia has accused Ukraine of shooting down a military transport plane – which they claimed had 65 Ukrainian prisoners of war on board. The regional governor said the plane came down in a field, near the city of Belgorod – claiming there were no survivors.

Ukraine said it did not have any reliable or comprehensive information about who was on board, or how many – adding that it had not been asked to ensure the safety of airspace in the area.