UKRAINE — Two Ukrainian military jets were shot down Wednesday in the eastern part of the country, where pro-Russian rebels have fought against government forces, a Ukrainian military office said.
The pilots ejected, the office said. Information on the conditions of the pilots wasn’t immediately available.
An air defense system shot down the jets after the pilots completed a task near Dmytrivka, near the Ukraine-Russia border, the military press office said.
News of the the jets’ downing comes six days after the deadly crash of the civilian passenger plane Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine.