A Russian SU-25 fighter plane crashed on Thursday in Russia’s Belgorod region near the border with Ukraine.
Local governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said a plane belonging to the Russian Ministry of Defense crashed in the Valuysky municipality, not far from the country’s border with Ukraine.
“An investigation team and employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations are currently working on the ground,” Gladkov said in a post on Telegram. “The reason for the incident is being investigated. The situation is under control.”
Russian state news agency TASS reported that the Su-25 attack aircraft crashed while returning to its base in the Belgorod region following a combat mission, citing the Russian Defense Ministry.
The pilot was killed, TASS said, citing the ministry.