Russian Plane Crashes in Syria

Photo from Ukrinform – UATV


A Russian transport plane crashed in Syria, while landing at the Hymaymim Airfield, leaving 32 people dead, Ukrinform reported.

26 passengers and six crew members were on board. None survived.

The accident occurred around 1 p.m, Kyiv time.

The Russian Ministry of Defense said that the cause of the crash could be a technical malfunction. It rejects the notion that the plane was shot down.

It was earlier reported that Russia is expanding its military presence in Syria.