Russia shoots down Ukrainian warplane over Ukraine

REUTERS
KIEV
Published 17.07.2014 13:26
Updated 17.07.2014 15:09
Russia shoots down Ukrainian warplane over Ukraine

A Russian jet shot down a Ukrainian SU-25 fighter plane that was on military operations over the east of Ukraine, where government forces are fighting to quell a pro-Russian separatist rebellion, a military spokesman said on Thursday.

The plane was brought down on Wednesday night by a rocket strike and the pilot safely ejected, Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine's national Defence and Security Council, told journalists.

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