The defense Ministry denied reports about the shelling of the Ukrainian An-26

At the headquarters of the Russian black sea fleet categorically denied reports of Kiev about the shelling of the Ukrainian transport plane over the Black sea.


“All the statements of the Ukrainian side about the alleged shelling of plane An-26 – an absolute lie”, – stated in the message.


The defense Ministry stressed that the Ukrainian plane An-26 made two explicit provocative sunset at extremely low altitude in the Russian drilling rig “Tavrida” and “Crimea-1”.


It is noted that the officer of the guard unit on the drilling platform filed four light signal from “the signal” gun. This was done in order to prevent a possible crash due to the collision with the mast of the tower.


Previously press Secretary Poroshenko Svyatoslav Tsigalko said that a Ukrainian transport plane was allegedly fired during a training flight. Later the Minister of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak on his page in Facebook posted photos of a damaged An-26.