Two Ukraine fighter jets shot down, Kiev claims

Officials say pro-Russian rebels shot planes in east of country

Filw photograph of pro-russian rebels patrols outside of Luhansk, Ukraine. Photograph: Stringer/EPA

Filw photograph of pro-russian rebels patrols outside of Luhansk, Ukraine. Photograph: Stringer/EPA

Wed, Jul 23, 2014, 12:51

Pro-Russian rebels have shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets, a spokesman for Ukraine’s military operations said today.

The spokesman said the two were downed near Savur Mogila in eastern Ukraine. No details were known about the pilots.

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Reuters