Russia said to have shot down Ukraine jet

Jul 17, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 16: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about foreign policy in the Middle East and the Ukraine in the Brady Press Briefing Room on July 16, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama formally announced new sanctions on Russia over increasing tensions on the Ukrainian border. Credit Alex Wong/Getty Images
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A Ukrainian security spokesman has accused Russia's air force of shooting down one of its jets while it was on a mission over Ukrainian territory. Andriy Lysenko, spokesman for the Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council, said an Su-25 ground attack plane was downed on Wednesday evening. Amateur video posted on Wednesday is said to show a plane being hit over Ukraine's eastern region of Luhansk.

Background:

Ukraine conflict: Russia accused of shooting down jet [BBC]

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