Support The Moscow Times!

Ukraine Says Russia Fired On Its Military Plane Over the Black Sea

Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak / Facebook

Ukraine’s defense minister, Stepan Poltorak, says a Ukrainian military transport aircraft took small arms fire while flying over the Black Sea on Wednesday morning.

According to Poltorak, the gunfire came from a “Russian-captured oil rig” near the Odessa gas fields.

The aircraft, an AN-26, was damaged, but landed safely, without any harm to the crew.

Poltorak also claimed that the Ukrainian military has detected that Russia is deploying radar installations to the region, which Kiev says are normally used for missile guidance in air defense systems.

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

The Moscow Times’ team of journalists has been first with the big stories on the coronavirus crisis in Russia since day one. Our exclusives and on-the-ground reporting are being read and shared by many high-profile journalists.

We wouldn’t be able to produce this crucial journalism without the support of our loyal readers. Please consider making a donation to The Moscow Times to help us continue covering this historic time in the world’s largest country.