August 17, 2014 18:18
Militia claims it has brought down two Ukrainian fighter jets
MOSCOW. Aug 17 (Interfax) - The militia in eastern Ukraine said it has shot down two Sukhoi Su-25 attack aircarft near Krasnodon.
The wreckage has been found. A search is on for the pilots, the Novorossiya news agency reported on Sunday.
The plane could have been steered by a non-Ukrainian crew. Their information exchanges were intercepted, the militia said.
No confirmation of this report from other sources is available to Interfax.
Spokesman for the counterterrorism operation Leonid Matyukhin said earlier on Channel Five that a MiG-29 fighter jet of the Ukrainian Air Force was shot down in the Luhansk region. The pilot ejected, Matyukhin said.
He also said that the plane was attacked early on Sunday after the pilot delivered an air strike.
The pilot has been evacuated to safety, the spokesman said.
(Our editorial staff can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)
September 27, 2016
Intra-Syrian talks participant accuses opposition's HNC of turning into terrorists' political mouthpiece
Lion's share of synthetic drugs comes to Russia from China - Interior Ministry
Foreign investment commission might approve Vankorneft deal in absentia
Three Ukrainian servicemen injured in Donbas in past 24 hours
Peskov not commenting on possible Interior Ministry reshuffle after Col. Zakharchenko's arrest
MICEX and RTS Indexes at 13:00 MSK
Nearly 3 tonnes of drugs impounded since establishment of Interior Ministry's new drug control dept
Approx. 70 Ukrainian drug dealers seized in Russia this year - Interior Ministry
No decrees exist regarding Russian sports minister - Peskov
Russian system detecting Zika virus antibodies ready, to be presented for registration in 2 months - Rospotrebnadzor
Kalashnikov to head State Duma CIS Affairs Committee, Kashin to be in charge of Agrarian Policy Committee - Communist Party faction
Informal OPEC meeting could take place Sept 28, without Russia