What happened in the Belgorod region? The UN Security Council is meeting urgently on Thursday, January 25, at the request of Moscow, which accuses Ukraine of shooting down a Russian military transport plane and killing all its passengers, including 65 Ukrainian prisoners of war, ahead of the exchange. For its part, Kiev has not confirmed whether prisoners from its country were among the victims. The meeting is scheduled for 11:00 p.m. (French time). Follow our live stream.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy calls for an international investigation. The Ukrainian president has already ordered several state authorities to conduct their own investigations into the crash. Kiev has neither confirmed nor denied that the plane was shot down by Ukrainian missiles, as Moscow claims.
An attack by an American anti-aircraft battery? According to a French military source at franceinfo, the crashed Yyushin 76 was hit by a US-made Patriot air defense battery of the Ukrainian army. According to Russian authorities, no one survived the plane crash.
Russian attacks in Ukraine continue. Kiev said on Thursday it had shot down 11 of the 14 drones launched by Russia overnight, injuring several people in the country's southern regions. Residential buildings and a warehouse were damaged near Odessa and Mykolaiv.