"According to preliminary information, there were two Ukrainians in the AN-12 crew that crashed near Irkutsk," Nikolenko wrote.
He added that now the consulate in Novosibirsk has established contact with the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation, is awaiting the results of the identification of victims, and is clarifying the circumstances of the disaster.
According to the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Belarus, the aircraft was operated by an experienced crew, which consisted of seven people: two citizens of the Russian Federation, two from Ukraine, and three from the Republic of Belarus.
There was no cargo on board the aircraft.
At present, the Interstate Aviation Committee is creating an aviation accident investigation commission, which will include representatives of the Aviation Department.
The Belarusian plane An-12 crashed in Irkutsk today when it was landing.
Earlier, the Antonov An-26 plane disappeared from radars in the Khabarovsk Krai of Russia. There were six people aboard.