Media reports that a Russian plane was shot down on Ukrainian territory do not correspond to reality. This was reported by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
Earlier, information appeared in the media that Ukrainian security forces shot down a Russian plane in the plane. eastern Ukraine with air defense assistance.
The department noted that Ukraine does not offer resistance to Russian units.
Today Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation in the Donbass in connection with the worsening situation there. The Ministry of Defense stressed that Russian troops do not strike Ukrainian cities.