An Antonov An-12 cargo plane operated by Ukraine Air Alliance runs out of fuel and crashes as it approaches Lviv International Airport in Ukraine. Five of the seven occupants are killed, and the airport closes.
Sources: BBC News
Sources: BBC News
The Russian Defence Ministry dismisses Colonel General Alexander Zhuravlyov in response to a series of military defeats in Ukraine. He is replaced as commander of the Western Military District by Major General Roman Berdnikov.
Norway will provide financial support to students from Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus.
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Ukraine secures 12 million doses of the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Novavax.
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The European Aviation Safety Agency revokes its authorisation of Ukraine Air Alliance, effectively banning the airline from all airspace in the European Union. The move results from yesterday's crash of an Antonov An-12 owned by the airline, after it ran out of fuel near Lviv, Ukraine.
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