Two Ukraine fighter jets shot down over Scnizhne in east Ukraine

by The Daily Lede

The Kiev government has confirmed that two Ukrainian SU-25 fighter jets have been shot down over Scnizhne in eastern Ukraine close to the site of where the Malaysian passenger jet went down.

At least one of the pilots safely ejected and it it is not yet known as to the fate of the pilot in the second aircraft.

The incident is being blamed on pro-Russian fighters in the area and comes nearly one week after a Malaysian passenger jet was shot down with a surface-air-missile killing all 298 people aboard near the same area.

video shows wreckage of one of the downed Ukrainian SU-25 fighter jets shot down over east Ukraine today July 23, 2014