- A Russian plane has reportedly been shot down at the northern Ukrainian city of Chernihiv according to reports
- Going further, it was reported that the plane crashed into a residential area but no casualty was reported
- Meanwhile, authorities said about 17 people were killed in the Chernihiv region over the last 24 hours
A report by Ukraine's State Emergency Service (SES)claimed that a Russian plane was shot down at the edge of the northern Ukrainian city of Chernihiv.
It reported further that the plane crashed into a residential area, adding that it was unknown if there were casualties.
The crash caused fires in four private homes, it added.
Meanwhile, local people were being evacuated after three 500-kilogram bombs were found as authorities said 17 people were killed in the Chernihiv region over the 24 hours.
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CNN however reports that it cannot independently confirm the number of deaths.
Russia-Ukraine war: 1 of Airpeace planes set to arrive Poland to evacuate Nigerians
The Nigerian government is set to evacuate the first set of Nigerians caught up in the war between Russia and Ukraine.
The Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission disclosed that the evacuation would commence once the aircraft dispatched by Airpeace lands in Warsaw in a few hours.
According to the chairman of the commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, she is anxiously awaiting the first evacuation of Nigerians from Poland.
Russian invasion: Nigerian volunteer fighters besiege Ukraine Embassy in Abuja
Some Nigerians are interested in helping Ukraine overcome the invasion of its country by Russian forces.
The Ukrainian embassy in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja has been besieged by young Nigerians interested in helping Ukraine.
The situation is the same in several countries as Britons, Americans and Canadians have also offered to help Ukraine.
Russia-Ukraine War: Nigerian government announces steps to take in line with UN sanctions
Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigerian government condemned the invasion of Ukraine by Russian military troops in the past days.
Geoffrey Onyeama, Nigeria's minister of foreign affairs said Nigeria is ready to take punishable actions against Russia for invading Ukraine.
The minister admitted that the federal government will abide by and adopt measures imposed on the country in line with the provisions of the United Nations Resolution.