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  • July 23, 2014 12:23 pm

    2 More Jets Shot Down Near Flight MH17 Crash Site

    by Seamus Kelleher
    Member, Group for Tomorrow’s Ukraine

    Two more Ukrainian Su-25 military jets were shot down Wednesday by Russian-sponsored rebels near the village of Dmytrivka in Ukraine’s east, just a few miles from the crash site of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17.

    Prior to the downing of these two additional jets, senior U.S. intelligence officials said on Tuesday that rebels have shot down about a dozen aircraft thus far in the conflict.

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    The Su-25s were downed while returning from a mission to secure the Ukrainian border, a border that’s been compromised by arms shipments and personnel travelling from Russia into eastern Ukraine. They were shot down over rebel-controlled territory near the Ukrainian-Russian border, according to the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine

    This news comes just a day removed from U.S. intelligence officials’ declaration that Russia has continued to supply insurgents with equipment and training following the downing of Flight MH17, the passenger jet shot down July 17th (killing 298 and sparking international outrage).

    According to U.S. intelligence, Russia has sent as many as 20 tanks to Ukraine as recently as Tuesday.

    The insurgents and Russian government (and subsequently Russian media) continue to blame Ukraine’s military for downing the Boeing 777, an assertion the U.S. on Tuesday called “implausible.”

    The Ministry of Defence of Ukraine said via Facebook that the pilots in both aircraft ejected from their jets. Their condition, though, is not currently known.

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