Russian Ministry of Defense spokesperson Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov claimed in a statement Saturday the Russian military had shot down a Ukrainian military transport plane carrying military equipment from Western countries.
The statement said "a Ukrainian military transport aircraft was shot down in the air" in the Odesa region while "delivering a large batch of weapons supplied to Ukraine by Western countries."
No further evidence was provided. CNN could not verify the claim and reached out to the Pentagon for comment.
Russia has claimed to have destroyed more Ukrainian military aircraft than were known to be in Ukraine's inventory, according to open-source information.