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Putin says US Patriot missile used to shoot down POW plane

By AFP

January 31, 2024 07:43 PM


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Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that a US-made Patriot missile was used to shoot down a military cargo plane that Moscow says was carrying captured Ukrainian soldiers.

"The plane was shot down, it has already been established for certain, by an American Patriot system," Putin said in a televised appearance. The plane was shot down on January 24 and Russian authorities said 65 Ukrainian prisoners of war were on board.

Ukraine stages new drone attack on Russian oil refinery: Kyiv source to AFP

Ukraine orchestrated another drone attack on an oil facility deep inside Russian territory, a Ukrainian military intelligence source told AFP Wednesday, following official reports of an "incident" in Saint Petersburg.

"It was a GUR operation," the source told AFP referring to Ukraine's military intelligence services. The source said the target was used for "military purposes".


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