Media reports that a Russian plane was shot down on the territory of Ukraine do not correspond to reality. This was reported in the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
Earlier, the media reported that Ukrainian security forces allegedly shot down a Russian plane in eastern Ukraine with the help of air defense.
The ministry noted that the military of the Border guard Service of Ukraine does not resist Russian units.
Today, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation in the Donbas in connection with the aggravation of the situation there. The Defense Ministry stressed that Russian troops do not strike Ukrainian cities.