Press Secretary of Ukraine's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Kateryna Zelenko has confirmed eight Ukrainians have been killed in a road accident in Russia's Pskov region in the early hours of February 13.
Another Ukrainian survived with moderate injuries, she said, according to the Hromadske media outlet.
"At 00:29 local time on February 13, there was an accident involving a minibus with a Ukraine-issued number plate [АО3315ВН] and a truck near the village of Ruda, Pustoshkinsky district of Russia's Pskov region," she said.
According to the Consulate General of Ukraine in St. Petersburg, eight citizens of Ukraine were killed in the road accident; another Ukrainian, Mykhailo Zelenchuk, received moderate injuries. He was sent to a local hospital.
Ukraine's State Emergency Service reported that it was a collision of a Mercedes Sprinter minibus with a Volvo truck.
The driver of the truck, Vyacheslav Ryabov, is a citizen of Belarus. He was also hospitalized.