Log in
27 August 2014 21:57

NSDC: Russian aircraft shot down Ukrainian Su-25 plane

KYIV, July 17 /Ukrinform/. A Russian military plane shot down a Su-25 aircraft of the Ukrainian Armed Forces on Wednesday, July 16.

National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) spokesman Andriy Lysenko said this at a briefing at Ukrinform on Thursday.

"Russia committed another provocation on July 16 at about 19.00. A military plane of the Russian Armed Forces launched a missile strike against a Su-25 aircraft of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, which performed tasks on Ukrainian territory. Our plane was shot down," he said.

According to Lysenko, a Ukrainian pilot ejected and was evacuated to safety by units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The pilot sustained no injuries.

ap

Also in the news:

Authorization

Latest news

Video!

Shelling of Mylove village from Russian territory

Photo news

« prev next »
  • Andriy Lysenko holds briefing in Kyiv

    Andriy Lysenko holds briefing in Kyiv 

  • Latest news on Savchenko's case delivered in Kyiv

    Latest news on Savchenko's case delivered in Kyiv 

  • National Guard soldiers get food supplies from Dnipropetrovsk

    National Guard soldiers get food supplies from Dnipropetrovsk 

  • PM Arseniy Yatseniuk heads government meeting

    PM Arseniy Yatseniuk heads government meeting 

  • Kyivenergo braces for heating season

    Kyivenergo braces for heating season 

  • U.S. aid project discussed in Dnipropetrovsk

    U.S. aid project discussed in Dnipropetrovsk 

  • Ukrainian activists rally outside Dutch Embassy

    Ukrainian activists rally outside Dutch Embassy 

  • Latvia's Economics Ministry leaders hold news conference in Kyiv

    Latvia's Economics Ministry leaders hold news conference in Kyiv 

  • President Poroshenko meets with UN Under-Secretary-General Feltman

    President Poroshenko meets with UN Under-Secretary-General Feltman 

  • Batkivshchyna MPs arrive for meeting with President

    Batkivshchyna MPs arrive for meeting with President 

  • Soldiers drill for Independence Day Parade in Kyiv

    Soldiers drill for Independence Day Parade in Kyiv 

  • Ukraine's Dnipro beats Croatia's Hajduk 2-1

    Ukraine's Dnipro beats Croatia's Hajduk 2-1 

  • Ukrainian President visits Mykolaiv

    Ukrainian President visits Mykolaiv 

  • Odesa's belvedere colonnade gets facelift

    Odesa's belvedere colonnade gets facelift 

  • Candidates compete to join National Council of Reforms

    Candidates compete to join National Council of Reforms 

  • Kyiv's Maidan pretties up for Independence Day

    Kyiv's Maidan pretties up for Independence Day 

  • Kyiv Tank Plant shows its creations

    Kyiv Tank Plant shows its creations 

  • Ukrainian Speaker, Interior Minister pay tribute to fallen police officers

    Ukrainian Speaker, Interior Minister pay tribute to fallen police officers 

  • Wounded Donbas battalion soldiers airlifted to hospital

    Wounded Donbas battalion soldiers airlifted to hospital  

  • Activists bring T-shirts for Vladimir Putin to Presidential Administration

    Activists bring T-shirts for Vladimir Putin to Presidential Administration 

  • President Poroshenko dissolves parliament

    President Poroshenko dissolves parliament 

  • President Poroshenko pays working visit to Minsk

    President Poroshenko pays working visit to Minsk 

  • Ukrainian soldiers hold their positions in Ilovaisk

    Ukrainian soldiers hold their positions in Ilovaisk 

  • Zakarpattia volunteers raise money for Ukrainian soldiers

    Zakarpattia volunteers raise money for Ukrainian soldiers 

  • Ukrainian Premier heads Cabinet meeting

    Ukrainian Premier heads Cabinet meeting