Military aircraft crashes in Ukraine

22 people have died in a military plane crash, Ukraine’s Interior Ministry confirmed.

International media is reporting that two other people are severely injured and four more are still unaccounted for.

In a statement, Ukraine’s Interior Ministry said that the crash occurred at around 08:50 pm near the eastern city of Chuhuyiv, in the Kharkiv region, around two kilometres away from a military airport.

Onboard the aircraft, AN-26 plane, there were 28 people; military pilots and cadets of the Kozhedub Air Force University.