Mps oppose fuel transport plans for MH17
A Ukrainian military transport plane carrying 298 people died when it came down in eastern Ukraine, according to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).
The plane, believed to be the missing flight, crashed in the area around Donetsk airport, IOM’s humanitarian co-ordinator for Ukraine, Yegor Shis우리카지노hkovskiy said.
The crash had caused heavy damage to the crash site and there was no immediate official confirmation on the cause of the crash, he said.
“There were some casualties in the crash, but I don’t know for sure who they were,” he told AFP news agency.
“More bodies were still arriving.”
It is unclear how many passengers and crew were on board.
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The plane was a C-17 cargo plane, which is not commonly used in Ukraine. It was carrying 7,700 people of the same age group.
It is possible that a Buk-M2 surface-to-air missile, which is used to kill air targets in air raids, may have been fired from Ukrainian territory and the plane had been flying over it before it crashed.
But it is also possible that the plane was shot down by a ground burst fired by pro-Russian separatists.
Kiev blamed Russian-speaking separatists on Thursday for the crash in an early morning operation to retake the eastern city of Slovyansk.
Ukraine’s defence ministry has said it will bring all possible evidence to the investigators of the crash site.
The plane crashed in the Donetsk region between Donetsk airport and the town of Shchastia.
Mr Shishkovskiy said the plane had carried the 298 passengers and crew on an “unprecedented commercial air service”.
Russia, a strong backer of pro-Russian separatists fighting Ukrainian forces in eastern Ukraine, denies this and says they shot down MH17 from a rebel-held part of Ukraine.
Image copyright AP Image caption A Ukrainian military transport plane with 298 people on board crashed in the area around Donetsk airport
jarvees.comImage copyright AP Image caption The Ukrainian government has blamed the plane’s downing on the rebels
Ukraine has a long history of military involvement in the country’s east, which has since fallen under separatists’ control.
In February, Kiev says separatists shot down a Ukrainian jet carrying 298 tourists and crew.
The International Civil Aviation Organisatio