GUR of Ukraine: On board IL-76 there should be military-political VIPs of Russian Federation

In the Main Directorate of the Intelligence of Ukraine, he said that on board the IL-76, which was divided near Belgorod, there should be military-political VIPs of the Russian Federation, but at the last moment the FSB forbade them to sit down.

The representative of the State Unitary Enterprise of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Andrei Yusov on the air of Radio Liberty said that Ukrainian intelligence found out after the accident accident.

“It is known that several VIP officials from the Military-political representative office of the aggressor country should really be on board. Their surnames are known and named, the materials will be transferred within the framework of the international investigation, but at the last moment the FSB actually ordered them not to sit down On this board and use other types of transport, ”said Yusov.

It was also noted that only five bodies were taken to the local morgue in Belgorod the day before, and Russian rescuers were not allowed to inspect the aircraft fall.

Earlier, on January 24, the Russian military transport aircraft IL-76 crashed in the Belgorod region of the Russian Federation, on board of which there were 74 people.

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that the Armed Forces of Ukraine (Armed Forces) struck the IL-76 of the Russian Air Force using the anti-aircraft missile system from the Kharkov region, the launch of two missiles was recorded.

On board the aircraft there were six crew members, 65 Ukrainian troops for exchange and three Russian military who accompanied them. The crew and all passengers of the aircraft were killed, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation of January 24 was said in a message from the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

The department claims that “the Ukrainian leadership knew perfectly well that, according to the prevailing practice, today the military transport aircraft at the Belgorod airfield of Ukrainian military personnel for exchange would be carried out.”

In turn, the Main Intelligence Department of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine said that there is no reliable information about who was aboard the shot down Russian Il-76.

“Today, the exchange of prisoners was supposed to take place, which did not take place. According to the Russian side, this happened as a result of the confusion of the Russian Il-76 aircraft, which allegedly transported our prisoners. Now we do not have reliable and exhaustive information about who exactly He was on board the aircraft and in what quantity, ”said in a message dated January 24.

In the GUR, they emphasized that for its part, Ukraine fulfilled all the agreements for the preparation of exchange, Russian captured military personnel were delivered in time to the agreed point for exchange, where they were safe.