Fighters of the private military company Wagner in 2014 in Lugansk shot down a Il-76 with the Ukrainian paratroopers on Board. This was at the briefing said the head of the SBU Basil Gritsak, the correspondent LIGA.net
“Fighters of the private military company Wagner shot down Il-76 with our Marines on Board,” said Hrytsak.
Hrytsak also said that in this operation, as well as in the storming of Luhansk airport was attended by 72 militants PMC Wagner, 15 of them eliminated.
According to the SBU, Wagner, Dmitri Utkin, serial number М0209 – head of the private military company. The company is a project of Russian security services and allows the Russian leadership to declare that the Russian military in Ukraine. For their production uses the GRU. SBU has established the identity of the militants 1587 PMC Wagner. There are about five thousand people.
June 14, 2014, terrorists shot down a Ukrainian military transport aircraft Il-76 at landing approach at the airport of Lugansk. On Board the plane were nine crew members and 40 paratroopers 25-th separate Dnepropetrovsk airborne brigade. They all died.