Airplanes with prisoners took off from Russia's Vnukovo Airport and Ukraine's Boryspil International Airport.

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The Ukrainian An-148 plane took off from Moscow's Vnukovo Airport at 12:10 Kyiv time, according to an UNIAN correspondent in Russia.

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An-148 is owned by Ukraine Airlines, whose aircraft transport senior officials.

At the same time, Ukrainian media reported the Russian plane arrived from Russia today's morning departed from Boryspil Airport on Saturday afternoon.