‘Ukrainian fighter jet shot down by rebels’

Pro-Russian rebels of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) have shot down a Ukrainian Su-25 fighter jet, officials said.

The jet was was found on Sunday between the towns of Yenakiyevo and Makiivka in Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine, Xinhua reported.

According to Ukrainian authorities, the search for the pilot is still on. Ukraine’s National Defence and Security Council spokesman Andriy Lysenko said that two Su-25 jets of the Ukrainian Air Force were shot down in eastern Donetsk region July 24, by missiles fired from the Russian territory.

The claims were dismissed by the Russian defence ministry as ‘nonsense’.


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