Georgia saddened by Ukrainian military plane crash

  • The plane came down about 2km from a military airport in the town of Chuhuiv. Photo: EPA, 26 Sep 2020 - 16:41, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian officials are saddened by Ukraine military plane crash that has taken the lives of 26 people, most of them air cadets.

President Salome Zurabishvili, Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia and Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani have sent their condolences to the families of the victims of the crash and the people of Ukraine. 

President Zurabishvili wrote:

PM Gakharia wrote:

FM Zalkaliani wrote:

The plane carrying 20 cadets and seven officers from Kharkiv Air Force University came down near the eastern city of Kharkiv earlier today.

The aircraft Antonov-26 which was carrying out a training flight has only one survivor.