Speaker of the National Security and Defense Council Andrii Lysenko stated this, Ukrainska Pravda reports
"Another provocation from the Russian side was carried out on July 16 at about 07:00 pm. The military aircraft of the Russian Federation committed a missile strike on the Su-25 of Ukrainian armed forces that was performing tasks on the territory of Ukraine," he said.
"Our plane was shot down; the pilot ejected and was evacuated to a safe place by rescue units. The pilot is not injured," Lysenko said.