The most recent reports state that a Russian SU-34 fighter jet crashed into an apartment building in the southern Russian city of Yeysk, causing 13 fatalities and 19 injuries. According to Alexei Kuznetsov, the deputy minister of health in Russia, mentioned by local media, three children were among the casualties. The two pilots said that one of the engines igniting was what caused the event after ejecting from the aircraft.
According to the Ministry of Defense, the Russian Aerospace Forces’ Su-34 supersonic fighter bomber took off from an airport in the Southern Military District. During a training flight, the plane exploded as it crashed close to a nine-story apartment complex. The fire has consumed 2000 square metres of space. There were 72 affected apartments. 250 individuals were removed from the building, including 40 kids.
The Krasnodar Territory Governor, Veniamin Kondratiev, the Minister of Emergency Situations, Alexander Kurenkov, and the Minister of Health, Mikhail Murashko, all travelled to the scene of the disaster on orders from President Vladimir Putin. The Southern Military District’s military prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation into the incident, and the investigative committee has begun criminal procedures.
Russia and Ukraine recently announced an exchange of 218 war prisoners. According to the agreement, 110 people have returned to Moscow, including 72 of the crews of warships imprisoned by Ukraine since February, according to information concerning the exchange of prisoners of war that originated in Kyiv and was confirmed there. Denis Pushilin, the leader of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, claimed that although 110 prisoners of war were to be released by each side, two Ukrainian ladies stated their desire to remain in Russia.