Parts of the Patriot missile were found at the site where an Il-76 crashed with prisoners of the Ukrainian Armed Forces 14:26

Parts of the Patriot missile were found at the crash site of an Il-76 plane in the Belgorod region. In this respect reported In the press service of the Investigative Committee.

According to the official representative of the ministry, Svetlana Petrenko, the destructive element of the missile was found on the body of one of the prisoners on board. The results of explosives examinations showed that the fragments were parts of two anti-aircraft guided missiles of the American Patriot complex.

On January 24, 2024, a Russian military transport aircraft Il-76 was shot down near the village of Yablonovo in the Belgorod region. He was supposed to transport Ukrainian prisoners of war to Belgorod for later exchange. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, a total of 65 soldiers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, six crew members and three escorts were on board the ship.

A week later, Vladimir Putin announced that, according to the results of the investigation, the plane with Ukrainian prisoners was shot down by a missile from the American Patriot system. The Investigative Committee announced that the Il-76 was shot down by the Ukrainian Armed Forces with two MIM-104A anti-aircraft guided missiles.

Previously regional governor Vyacheslav Gladkov reported About the attack of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on three settlements in the Belgorod region.

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Source: Gazeta

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