Seven years ago, on the 14th of June, 2014, Ukraine’s Airborne Assault Troops lost 49 soldiers in the attack of Russian occupants, as they fired an anti-aircraft missile and shot the plane down, the tragedy occurred next to Luhansk airfield. The plane caught fire and crashed, killing everyone aboard.
There were 40 fighters of the 25th Dnipropetrovsk Air Assault brigade and 9 crew members onboard. The loss of 49 military men at a time has still been the Ukrainian Army’s heaviest mass loss for a whole period of independence.
Ukraine commemorates airborne troops who perished in IL-76 downing in June 2014
Servicemen of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation did not stop. A month later, Russian terrorists shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17), flying over the territory of Ukraine, by using the “Buk” missile system, and killed 298 innocent people.
There is no doubt that is behind all these crimes.
The trial of the Russian Federation is still ongoing…