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Russia shoots down Ukraine military plane carrying Western weapons

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Russian air defence units say they have shot down a Ukrainian military plane carrying a shipment of weapons sent by Western countries.

The attack took place outside the city of Odessa in south-west Ukraine, Russian State news agency, TASS reported, quoting Defence Ministry spokesman, Maj Gen Igor Konashenkov as saying on Saturday.

“Near Odessa Russian anti-aircraft defense forces have shot down a Ukrainian military transport plane, which was delivering a large shipment of arms supplied to Ukraine by Western counties,” Konashenkov said.

Konashenkov also claimed that in the last 24 hours, Russian air units had hit dozens of locations with a concentration of Ukrainian military troops or hardware.

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Recall that the war between Russia and Ukraine started in February this year.

The war enters day 53 as of today and several casualties have already been recorded as a result of the conflict.

Russian President, Vladimir Putin, had ordered the invasion of Ukraine due to political differences between both nations.

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