A member of the Duma Committee on defence Yury Shvydkin described the application of Kiev about the shelling of the Ukrainian An-26 aircraft over the Black sea attempt to divert attention from events in the Donbas violation of Minsk agreement. It is reported by RIA Novosti.
Earlier in the press service of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the Minister of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak reported to the President about the shelling of the Ukrainian transport plane during a training flight.
Later, the Ukrainian defense Ministry said that a Ukrainian transport plane, the Navy An-26 was fired from small arms supposedly from the drilling rigs of the Russian Federation in the Black sea.
At the headquarters of the Russian black sea fleet have denied this information, noting that An-26 made two provocative sunset at extremely low altitude and regarded it as a provocation.
Earlier it was reported that the Ukrainian plane An-26 made two provocative sunset at extremely low altitude in the Russian drilling rig “Tavrida” and “Crimea-1” in the waters of the Black sea. The incident occurred on February 1 between 11:30 to 12 a.m. Moscow time.
The defense Ministry also noted that, to prevent the collision of the aircraft with a mast derrick, researcher in the division of protection of the drilling platform filed four signals from the “signal pistol”.
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