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TASS Report: Fighter Jet Shot Down In Eastern Ukraine

Itar-Tass
April 15, 2014

Fighter jet shot down near Ukraine’s city of Kramatorsk, witnesses say

As follows from what the people say four fighter planes, presumably Sukhoi-27 were hovering over Kramatorsk

Ukraine KIEV: Shots are being fired at the airdrome near the city of Kramatorsk, Donetsk Oblast, and one fighter plane has been shot down, witnesses report from the scene.

As follows from what the people say four fighter planes, presumably Sukhoi-27 were hovering over Kramatorsk. At a certain point they opened fire at the local airdrome. Who commanded the planes and who downed the fighter remains unclear. Witnesses claim there have been casualties at the airdrome. An ambulance is on the way to the scene.

Earlier, a Ukrainian daily reported with reference to witnesses that shots and explosions were heard at the military airdrome near the city of Kramatorsk.

According to the website of the daily Novosti Kramatorska, a military aircraft circled over the airdrome for a while.

“Witnesses say it was a MiG-25 or Sukhoi-27 plane. It was flying at a very low altitude,” the paper said.

Earlier, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry declared the beginning of a special operation in the city against the supporters of the country’s federalization.

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  1. Dr Jarmila
    April 15, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Zio-Nazi terrorist attack Russian speaking unarmed civilians in Eastern Ukraine

  2. April 15, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    This report needs collaboration and verification. The MIG-25 is a high speed high altitude interceptor and not in the inventory of the Ukraine. Su-25 is a low altitude attack Jet. The Su-27 is a All Purpose Fighter with emphasis on Top Cover Air Defense it can be pressed into a Ground Attack Roll in a pinch and do a credible job but that is not it’s main roll. The video released this morning on RT showed a MIG-29 circling with no ordinance hung on it. The MIG-29 is an All Purpose Fighter designed for maximum manueverbility and engage in close air combat. Like the SU-25 it is not designed for ground attack but can do it.

    The report does not say how the jet was downed. Ground Fire or Air-to-Air missile. There are lots of holes here.

    • April 15, 2014 at 8:54 pm

      The last line of the first paragraph should read Like the SU-27 it is not designed for ground attack but can do it.

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