Dnipropetrovsk military source confirms arrival of bodies of pilots and paratroopers shot down in Luhansk
The bodies of paratroopers and aircrew in the downed Il-76 military transport plane of the Ukraine's Air Forces in Luhansk on June 14, have already been delivered to Dnipropetrovsk.
"The remains of the paratroopers have been delivered and now they're in Dnipropetrovsk," a source in the military circles of Dnipropetrovsk told Interfax-Ukraine on Thursday morning.
No other details were reported.
Previously leader of the counter-terror operation info group Vladyslav Selezniov reported that dead bodies of paratroopers and pilots under joint efforts of Defense Ministry of Ukraine, ATO HQ, and volunteers had been delivered to Dnipropetrovsk.
"Here the servicemen will be identified. As a result, a burial ceremony of dead pilots and paratroopers will be carried out," he wrote on his account in Facebook.
As reported, the Il-76 military transport plane of the Ukrainian Air Force was shot down with an anti-aircraft missile complex early on June 14 when it attempted to land at Luhansk airport. There were 40 Ukrainian servicemen and nine crewmembers on board. All were killed.
The militants handed over the remains of the servicemen in the village of Karlivka in Donetsk region.
On June 17, Verkhovna Rada created a temporary inquiry panel to investigate the circumstances of the shooting down of the Il-76.