A Ukrainian Su-25 aircraft was shot down by a missile fired from a Russian military plane.
The National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine wrote it on Twitter.
Військ.літак ЗС РФ завдав ракетного удару по Су-25 ЗСУ, який виконував завдання на території України.Наш літак збитий, пілот катапультувався— РНБО України (@rnbo_gov_ua) 17 июля 2014
The Council's Andriy Lysenko told details of the incident to Ukrainskaya Pravda newspaper.
“Another provocation was carried out by Russia at 19:00 on July 16. A military plane of the Russian Federation launched a missile strike against a Su-25 aircraft of the [Ukrainian] armed forces that was performing tasks in Ukraine,” he said. “Our plane was shot down, the pilot ejected and was taken by Ukrainian forces to a safe place. The pilot is alive and has no injuries,” he said.
It was reported yesterday that the territory of Ukraine was attacked by Grad rockets from Russia.