"Theambulance helicopter MI-8 was shot down. It was flying to take thewounded according to the preliminary agreement that it would not befired at. The helicopter had all identification markings but stillwas hit," the speaker said.
He added:"The crash site and the location where the helicopter was hit arenot disclosed. We are not revealing it because we are distressedfor the life of the pilots."
He saidbeing asked by journalists if he could confirm the information thatappeared in some media about a Ukrainian military plane downed bythe terrorists: "I can not confirm the information about the jet, Ihave no information."