Ukraine Says Russia Shot Down Fighter Jet on Wednesday
The Ukrainian government said that a Russian plane had shot down a Ukrainian fighter over Ukrainian airspace on Wednesday, an accusation that brought no confirmation or denial from the Russian government.
“Military aircraft of the Russian Federation carried out a rocket attack on a Su-25 plane of the armed forces of Ukraine, which was on a mission in Ukraine,” said Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council. As a result of the attack, “our plane was shot down.”
The pilot ejected without any injuries and was reportedly safe.
On Monday, Ukraine accused Russia of attacking an Antonov-26 military transport plane.
Earlier today, a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 jet was reportedly shot down while over Ukraine’s airspace. Almost 300 people died in the crash.
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