The Ministry of the Interior stated that at least 22 people, such as military cadets, were
killed and two others were severely hurt on Friday when a Ukrainian air force plane crashed
near Kharkiv in the east of the country.
“Twenty-two people died,” Deputy Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko told AFP, adding
that “the search for two other people is continuing”.
He revealed that a total of 28 passengers were transported by the transport plane when it
crashed, including 21 military students and seven crew.
“It’s a shock,” he added. “At the moment it’s impossible to establish the cause” of the crash.”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that on Saturday he would take flight to the place.
“We are urgently creating a commission to investigate all the circumstances and causes of
the tragedy,” he posted on Facebook.