July 23, 2014 7:44 am

2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down: Defence Ministry

KYIV, Ukraine – Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country’s Defence Ministry.

The Sukhoi-25 fighters were shot down 1:30 p.m. local time Wednesday over an area called Savur Mogila.

Defence Ministry spokesman Oleksiy Dmitrashkovsky says the planes may have been carrying up to two crew members each.

More to come.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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