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Putin facing ’emergency situation’ as ‘Doomsday plane’ in major security breach

The Ilyushin Il-80 Maxdome aircraft was stationed on the Russian metropolis of Taganrog, within the Sea of Azov, when the safety breach was reported. It’s believed that 39 items of radio tools have been stolen from the aircraft because it was present process maintenaince work.

Russian authorities sentenced taxi driver Zhora Khachunts to 4 years in jail over the safety breach, labelled an “emergency scenario” by the Kremlin.

Mr Khachunts, who was ordered to pay £36,400 in damages, claims he was framed by the nation’s authorities.

Mr Khachunts’ authorized staff declare that his DNA was planted on the aircraft.

His lawyer, Olga Boyarkina, stated there have been quite a lot of holes within the account put ahead by the Russian prosecutors.

“Furthermore, within the case file there is no such thing as a proof of the existence of those particulars in precept.”

The Russian state information company, TASS, stated that an official from the Beriev Plane Plant in Taganrog instructed the native police in December 2020 {that a} cargo door had been unsealed.

Mr Khachunts was detained the next month, in response to the Russian Interfax information company.

The prosecutors stated Mr Khachunts had accomplices, however the investigation by no means decided their identities.

Mr Khachunts’ spouse, Elena, reportedly described her husband as a “scapegoat”, saying their lives have “been turned inside out”.

The ‘Doomsday aircraft’ is certainly one of a fleet commissioned by the Kremlin to be an airborne command centre within the occasion of nuclear conflict.


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