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2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

Published: Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:45 a.m. MDT

Updated: Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:45 a.m. MDT

In this June 30, 2010 file photo, a Russian SA-11 launcher is displayed at a military show at the international forum "Technologies in machine building 2010" in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow.

Mikhail Metzel, Associated Press

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KIEV, Ukraine — Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry.

The Sukhoi-25 fighters were shot down 1:30 p.m. local time Wednesday over an area called Savur Mogila.

Defense Ministry spokesman Oleksiy Dmitrashkovsky says the planes may have been carrying up to two crew members each.

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