Ukraine military plane crashes in Kyiv Oblast, casualties reported

24 February 2022, 04:14 PM

Five people have been killed after a military plane of the Armed Forces of Ukraine crashed in Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine’s Interior Ministry wrote on Facebook on Feb. 24.

“A military plane of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (14 people were on board) crashed between the villages of Zhukivtsi and Trypilia of Obukhiv district with subsequent outbreak of fire, resulting in five people being killed,” reads the report.

“Thirty-seven people and eight vehicles from the State Emergency Service of Ukraine were involved (in extinguishing the fire).”

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In the early hours of Feb. 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a large-scale invasion of Ukraine. Russian troops and armor have crossed the border, supported by artillery fire and air strikes, following numerous cruise missile strikes on military and command-and-control infrastructure all across Ukraine in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Ivano-Frankivsk, Mykolaiv, and other cities.

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