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Ukrainian president claims Russian forces involved in operations

  • Petro Poroshenko, the president of Ukraine, has suggested that Russian military officers are participating in military operations in the conflict zone.

    His comments came after a Ukrainian transport plane was shot down close to the border.

    According to a statement on Poroshenko’s website, the An-26 plane was flying at a height that was sufficient to dodge any weapons the pro-Russian rebels are known to have — and therefore was “probably” targeted from inside the territory of Russia.

     

     


    Tagged as: Petro Poroshenko, president, Ukraine, Russian military officers, conflict zone, An-26 plane, world news