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25 July 2014 03:33

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.

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