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)
June 25, 2016
Moscow, Beijing successfully accommodate each other's interests - Putin
Novak says too early to estimate Brexit's impact on future privatization in Russia - "Let's wait and see"
Most Russians convinced that doping scandal not to ruin Russian team's participation in Rio Olympics - poll
CORRECTED: Works continue as planned to build S-350 air defense missile system, to be completed in due time - Russian Defense Ministry
Works continue as planned to build S-500 air defense missile system, to be completed in due time - Russian Defense Ministry
WORKS CONTINUE AS PLANNED FOR S-500 AIR DEFENSE MISSILE SYSTEMS, ALL TO BE COMPLETED IN DUE TIME - RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY
Russian Security Council sees threat in some countries' drive to use supremacy in IT to dominate in information space
Putin invited to G20 summit in China's Hangzhou
Russia shortly to present 1st transport infrastructure project to Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank - Economic Development Minister Ulyukayev (Part 2)
Not only China and India but also Europe eying state's stake in Rosneft - Russian Economic Development Minister Ulyukayev (Part 2)
Limit on foreign players in Russian football won't be cancelled - Sports Minister Mutko (Part 2)
Considerable political pressure being put on WADA - Russian Olympic Committee President Zhukov
Rosneft, ChemChina sign 1-year contract for oil delivery via ESPO pipeline (Part 2)