Ukraine's Foreign Ministry confirmed that a Ukrainian cargo plane had been struck at Misrata airport in Libya while offloading humanitarian aids for the Libyan Red Crescent.
The foreign ministry said that a Ukrainian cargo plane (IL-76) was destroyed as a result of a missile attack on the airport on Monday, according to a report by Interfax-Ukraine News Agency.
"As a result of the attack, the plane's tail was destroyed, the operator of the crew was slightly injured, and the passport documents of the air navigator were destroyed. The entire crew of the plane was evacuated to a safe place." The ministry said.
Interfax also reported that the plane was performing a humanitarian cargo transportation flight for the needs of the Libyan Red Crescent Society and had all the necessary permits.
The ministry remarked that consular response measures are underway, and that the return of the Ukrainian citizens to their country is being arranged.
Khalifa Haftar's forces said they had carried out an airstrike on Misrata air college last Monday hitting "Turkish cargo plane transporting ammunition and weapons," which was denied by a source from Volcano of Rage Operation of the Presidential Council's government.