A passenger aircraft flew through Ukrainian airspace for the first time since the beginning of hostilities in the country, NRK reports.
According to the publication, the aircraft belonged to Turkey's BBN Airlines. Airline representatives confirmed that on July 25, its Airbus A320-200 charter aircraft, en route from Oslo to Antalya, deviated from its original route due to an impending storm and found itself in a closed sky over Ukraine.
“We understand the concern that the incident raises and ensure that we will take measures not to let such incidents happen again,” the company said.
It was also reported that there were about 180 people on board the airplane.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine suffered losses while trying to land troops on the territory of the Crimean peninsula, Andrei Yusov, a spokesman for the Main Intelligence Directorate of the republic said