On Wednesday, January 24, an Il-76 military plane crashed in the Belgorod region of the Russian Federation. Russian Telegram channels write that there were Ukrainian prisoners of war on board. The Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Dmitry Lubinets and the speaker of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense Andrei Yusov commented on the information on enemy resources.
The Ombudsman in his Telegram channel reminded Ukrainians that the information fight against the enemy is no less important than the fight against him on the battlefield. Lubinets called on fellow citizens and media representatives not to draw premature conclusions, not to disseminate false information and to trust only official sources, writes NBN.
The Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights said that he is finding out the details of the crash of the Il-76 near Belgorod , calling on Ukrainians not to be fooled by Russian provocations.
In turn, Yusov confirmed that today an exchange of prisoners of war was to take place with the aggressor country. The press secretary of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the MOU clarified that it has not yet passed. He added that intelligence is checking information about the presence of Ukrainian prisoners of war on board the Il-76, which crashed near Belgorod.
Recall that in the morning the governor of the Belgorod region, Vyacheslav Gladkov, reported on the incident in the region. Later, the media announced the crash of the Russian military aircraft Il-76, publishing a video.