Military transport jet downed by anti-Kiev forces in Lugansk – 174 Zio fascists kicked their respective backets!
Published time: June 14, 2014 02:50
Edited time: June 14, 2014 04:49
A Ukrainian military Il-76 jet (RIA Novosti / Natalia Seliverstova)
Anti-Kiev forces took down a Ukrainian military Il-76 transport jet as it was landing in Lugansk, the country’s Defense Ministry confirmed. Dozens of people were reportedly on board.
TSN.ua news website earlier cited an army source as saying that around 30 people – paratroopers and crew – could have been killed as self-defense forces hit the jet early on Saturday. CNN cites a Ukrainian military source as saying that there were 49 people on board.
The plane was transporting rotating military personnel and had “troops, machinery, equipment and food,” the ministry said in a statement.
The Il-76 is a heavy military transport aircraft that usually has a crew of seven and can transport up to 167 soldiers with weapons.
Meanwhile in Donetsk region, shooting resumed in Slavyansk and Kramatorsk late on Friday as the Ukrainian military continued its crackdown on self-defense forces in the country's east, a self-defense representative said.
Kiev’s military operation in eastern Ukraine has been intensifying. On Thursday, the Ukrainian military reportedly dropped phosphorous bombs on the town of Slavyansk.
Much of the village of Semyonovka, located in the Slavyansk suburbs, was set ablaze. Local residents told RT that the ground didn't stop burning for some time.
The use of incendiary bombs – designed to start fires using materials such as napalm, white phosphorus or other dangerous chemicals – is strictly prohibited by the UN.
Moscow demanded an immediate investigation into the reported use of incendiary bombs in Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday.