"Yes, the information that two our fighter jets were shot down is true," he said.
Lysenko later said that the missiles that hit Ukrainian jet fighters in the sky over the Donbas were launched from the territory of Russia according to preliminary data.
According to him, the planes were shot down at an altitude of 5,200 meters.
"According to preliminary information, missile launch was carried out from the territory of the Russian Federation", he said, adding that the fighter jets were shot down over Saur-Mohyla.
The investigation is underway. The information regarding the crews' fate is classified.
"The terrorists haven't announced of pilots' capture. I hope our guys will be back soon," Lysenko said.
Censor.NET reported earlier citing ATO press center that the insurgents shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets in the eastern Ukraine.