Ukraine says it shot down Russian plane packed with Russian troops

Ukraine says it shot down Russian plane packed with Russian troops

Ukraine’s defence ministry says it shot down a Russian plane carrying Russian paratroopers, who were all killed while trying to land near Kyiv.

The defence ministry in Kyiv wrote in a Facebook post that Ukrainian Su-27 fighter jets intercepted a Russian IL-76 MD troop carrier at around 00:30 local time (22:30 GMT) on Saturday as it was trying to land paratroopers in the Kyiv region.

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Estonia bans Russian airlines

More countries are banning Russian airlines from their airspace – the latest to announce such a move is the Baltic nation of Estonia, which borders Russia.

Fellow Baltic states Lithuania and Latvia are also preparing to take the step simultaneously, a statement by Lithuanian Transport Minister Marius Skuodis said.

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Poland, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic have also imposed bans.

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Kyiv mayor announces tighter curfew for the capital

The mayor of Kyiv has said there will be a tighter curfew in the Ukrainian capital tonight, as Russian forces press on the city and reports of fighting in outer districts continue.
Mayor Vitaly Klitschko said on Telegram that the curfew will extend from 5 pm until 8 am and “all civilians on the street during the curfew will be considered members of the enemy’s sabotage and reconnaissance groups.”

The previous curfew imposed two days ago was from 10 pm until 7 am.

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