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 Terrorists Shot Down Two Ukrainian Fighter Jets. Information about the Crew Is Being Checked (Update)

The militants in eastern Ukraine shot down two aircrafts of the Ukrainian military.

Interfax-Ukraine cites press Officer of the ATO Oleksii Dmytrashkivskyi informs about it, Censor.NET informs.

"We have information about the downed fighter jets, now the circumstances of what happened are being clarified," he said on Wednesday.

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"It is true that two Ukrainian aircrafts were shot down near the village of Savur- Mohyla. How they were shot down and the fate of the pilots are still unknown. Special unit operates on the crash site," he said to Ukrainska Pravda.

Later the information about the downed Ukrainian fighter jets was confirmed in the press center of the ATO.

"Today, near the village of Dmytrivka in the Luhansk region during fire support of Ukrainian army units who courageously hold positions on the border of our country, the terrorists shot down two Ukrainian aircrafts SU -25. Upon successful completion of tasks in the area by four fighter jets of aviation of the Ground Forces, pro-Russian bandits fired them by their anti-aircraft missile systems. Despite maneuvers and shooting missile heat traps, two aircraft suffered damage. The pilots managed to parachute out," the press center of the ATO on the Facebook page.

According to the later of speaker of the NSDC Information Center Andrii Lysenko, according to preliminary data, missiles that hit Ukrainian fighter jets in the sky over the Donbas, were launched from the territory of Russia.

According to him, the planes were hit at an altitude of 5200 meters.

 
 
 
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