14.07.2014 16:23
Press office of President

Crew members of An-26 established contact with the General Staff report of the Minister of Defense to the President of Ukraine

Minister of Defense Valeriy Heletey reported to President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko that crew members of An-26 that had been fulfilling the task within the active phase of the CTO had established contact with the General Staff.

Also, given the fact that the plane was going at a height of 6500 m, its damaging by MANPADS was impossible. Thus, the plane was downed by another, more powerful missile weapon that probably was used from the territory of the Russian Federation.

Currently, SAR mission is being conducted to deliver the crew of the plane to the territory controlled by Ukrainian servicemen.

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