“A device that records flight parameters and a voice recorder were taken for analysis: the study in the laboratory is almost completed,” the department said.
According to the information, the black boxes were located in the tail of the aircraft and an investigation is underway.
On January 24, Ukrainian forces shot down a Russian Il-76 military transport aircraft over the Belgorod region that was carrying 65 Ukrainian prisoners for exchange, as well as a crew of six and three escorts.
Before the accident, the Russian military recorded the launch of two anti-aircraft missiles from the area of the Kharkiv region.
The Defense Ministry stressed that Kiev was aware of the transport of Ukrainian soldiers for the exchange, which would later take place on the border between Belgorod and Sumy regions.
The Kremlin, for its part, called the murder of its own citizens of Volodymyr Zelensky's government a monstrous act, “who should return home in a few hours,” he added.
Meanwhile, the speaker of the State Duma (lower house of the Russian parliament), Vyacheslav Volodin, ordered to prepare an appeal to the US Congress and the Bundestag because Washington and Berlin are supplying the Patriot and Iris anti-aircraft missile systems. T to Ukraine.