The judge of the Melitopol City District Court refused to recognize the death of Oleksandr Belyi, the commander of the IL-76 aircraft, shot down in Luhansk in July 2014, as a result of the aggression of the Russian Federation. According to the wife of the deceased, Tetyana Chimirkova the decision was issued by the court on April 16.

According to the decision, the court refused to admit that the death of the commander of the Ukrainian Air Force IL-76 Oleksandr Belyi,9 members of the crew and 40 paratroopers, was the result of armed aggression of the Russian Federation.

As UNIAN reported, on the night of July 13 to 14, 2014, the IL-76 aircraft was shot down approaching the Luhansk airport. On board, there were 9 crew members and 40 servicemen of the 25th Assault Squad of Ukraine. The aircraft was supposed to deliver ammunition, products, and reinforcements to Ukrainian servicemen who were surrounded by LNR fighters and Russian military personnel.

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