A Russian Il-76 military plane crashed with suspected 65 Ukrainian prisoners of war (POW) in Belgorod Region of Russia on Wednesday (January 24, 2024), media studies stated.
Apart from the prisoners of war, the plane was reportedly carrying six crew and three escorts.
“On January 24 this yr an Ilyushin-76 transport plane crashed in the Belgorod Region throughout a scheduled flight at about 11 a.m. Moscow time (8 a.m. GMT). There had been 65 Ukrainian prisoners of war who had been being moved to the Belgorod Region for an alternate, and three escorts on board,” TASS information company quoted Russian Defense Ministry as saying.
The Aerospace Force has dispatched a panel of inquiry to research the incident.