Fight Against Separatists: Ukraine accuses Russia of shooting down fighter jet / Breaking News


Kiev accused Russia to have shot down a military plane. The incident occurred on Ukrainian territory.

A Russian fighter jet is said to have shot down a Ukrainian military aircraft. According to data from the Kiev machine type Sukhoi Su-25 to the east of Ukraine in the fight against separatists in use has been.

The aircraft was hit on Wednesday night near the city Horlivka by a missile. This had been fired from a Russian aircraft. The Ukrainian pilot was able to escape with the ejection seat and was landed safely, said Andrei Lysenko, spokesman for the Council on National Security and Defence of Ukraine.

In the fighting between government forces and insurgents in the east of the country, there were apparently again in numerous dead and injured. This was announced by both sides. Specific figures were not immediately available. “We know that there are losses. Battles continue. Our people talking. But it is very difficult,” Lysenko said.

The Interior Ministry in Kiev called the citizens of Donetsk and Luhansk on for the first time, to set themselves against the insurgents to fight back. It astonished him that, no one put against the armed intruders in a metropolis such as Donetsk, in the “strong men, miners, courageous people” live, said government adviser Sorjan Schkirjak. He hoped that a resistance of patriots fancy inside to help the army in the liberation of the city of Donetsk.

The separatists turn, spoke of having achieved success in the fight against the Ukrainian government troops. In the areas around Luhansk and Donetsk individual districts and villages were again under their control, told the pro-Russian forces. The government forces had been pushed back. A confirmation of this, there was not in Kiev.

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