2 Ukrainian jet fighters shot down in rebel-held region

July 23, 2014 12:22 PM

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2 Ukrainian jet fighters shot down in rebel-held region

Two Ukrainian fighter jets were shot down Wednesday in the eastern regions of the country that are controlled by Russian-backed separatists, according to Ukraine's defense ministry.

Defense Ministry spokesman Oleksiy Dmitrashkovsky said the Sukhoi-25 fighters were downed in an area called Savur Mogila, according to the Associated Press and Reuters.

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