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Insurgents shoot down fighter jet in Ukraine

Posted on Aug 17 2014 | IANS

Kiev, Aug 17 : Pro-Russian insurgents shot down a Ukrainian fighter jet in the country's restive eastern region Sunday, a military spokesman said.

Spokesman Oleksiy Dmytrashkivsky said the MiG-29 jet was downed in the Lugansk region, where government forces have been fighting a bloody battle with pro-Russian insurgents since April, Xinhua reported.

The pilot of the jet was rescued by the troops, he added.

The incident happened as a Russian humanitarian convoy was moving toward the Ukrainian border for clearance to enter the country.

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