Military aircraft shooting over Slovyansk regarded as terrorist attack
14:57, — Europa
The Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine has opened criminal proceedings on charges related terrorist attack charges, after a plane was hit by gunmen in Donetsk region.
“The Donetsk-based Prosecutor’s Office for Supervision over law observance in military sphere in Sothern region of Ukraine has entered this fact into the Unified Register of prejudicial inquiry for an offence under Article 258 Part 2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (a terrorist attack, which caused significant property damage, or other major consequences), the press-service of the agency has informed on Wednesday.
It is stressed in the report that further investigation is to be carried out by the investigation department of Ukrainian Security Service department of Donetsk region according to the competence of this agency, Interfax reports.
The day before a transport plane AN-30B while on a mission in the region of Slavyansk (Slovyansk) was attacked by fire from automatic weapon. One of the crew was wounded, the fuselage of the plane damaged (hydraulics and so on).
Regardless of the damage, the plane commander decided to return to the airfield and make an emergency landing.