The accident occurred in June 2014
The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky honored the memory of soldiers who died in aviacontrol that occurred at the airport in Lugansk in June 2014.
“In memory of soldiers who died in the downed aircraft Il-76, and all defenders of Ukraine, who on this day gave their lives for our independence. Have no right to forget. Heroes don’t die!”, – stated in the message of office of the President.
We will remind, in the night from 13 to 14 June 2014 in Lugansk terrorists was shot down by a Ukrainian military transport aircraft Il-76. The aircraft carried out the transportation of personnel for the purpose of rotation, on Board were military personnel, machinery, equipment and supplies. The attack killed 49 people. According to the defense Ministry of Ukraine weapons against the security forces used from the territory of the Russian Federation.
Later the SBU announced the names of fighters from the Russian military army “Wagner”, which with great probability brought down IL-76 with 49 soldiers APU on Board in 2014 in Lugansk.
In turn, head of the Center Voyenno-political researches Dmitry Tymchuk noted that information about the landing of the aircraft IL-76 in Lugansk could “merge” specifically and in advance. “There’s plenty of data that information about the plane was “leaked” in advance, “he says. And that adds up to the landing of the plane with the Ukrainian military was known about the active actions of terrorists near the Lugansk airport.