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Ukraine commemorates airborne troops who perished in IL-76 downing in June 2014

Ukraine commemorates airborne troops who perished in IL-76 downing in June 2014

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Ukrainians pay tribute to 49 airborne troops who deceased in the downing of Ilyushin IL-76 over Luhansk in June 2014

It's been the fifth anniversary of this tragedy, which became one of the most memorable dates in the history of the ongoing Donbas conflict.
Ukraine's Il-76 was shot down near the airport of Luhansk on June 14, 2014; it was an attack by Russian occupants who used a man-portable anti-aircraft missile launcher. The plane caught fire and crashed, killing everyone aboard.
Ukraine commemorates airborne troops who perished in IL-76 downing in June 2014

Wreckage of the downed IL-79 in Luhansk airport
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Related: Leaders of LNR militants to be judged for downing Ukraine’s Il-76 in 2014

Major General Viktor Nazarov, the-then leader of the counter-terrorist operation in Donbas was charged with the neglect of duty in a combat situation, which led to severe consequences. The officer filed an appeal, but the court eventually sentenced him to seven years behind the bars.
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