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Self-defense forces in Gorlovka, E.Ukraine, claim shooting down Kiev bomber jet

Published time: June 14, 2014 10:00
Edited time: June 14, 2014 15:23

T video still shows Gorlovka police station in eastern Ukraine after alleged bombing by Kiev's jets on June 14 2014

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Self-defense forces in the town of Gorlovka, eastern Ukraine, say they have downed another plane - a Sukhoi-24 bomber jet. The pilot is alive and currently being taken for questioning, witnesses told RIA Novosti reports.

There were a total of two jets taking part in the overnight bombarding of a local police station.

The news follows reports of the two planes performing an attack around 4:30am local time (01:30 GMT), which resulted in losses among the self-defense forces ranks, as well as civilians. Two have been killed and seven injured in the attack, according to police reports.

"The plane was downed just outside the Kayutovo township, we know at this time that the pilot is being taken in for questioning by the police," a witness told RT by phone.

Sukhoi-24 bomber jet. FILE PHOTO (AFP Photo/Frederick Florin)

The witness has confirmed police reports of casualties sustained during the night's fly-by attack, but put the number of injured at six.

No information currently is available as to the pilot's physical state.

There were also reports of Ukrainian militias carrying out several airstrikes on the neighboring town of Druzhovka.

Below is a witness video of the aftermath of the early morning bombardment. Black streaks can be seen across the blue sky here.


Another Ukrainian plane was downed last night, when self-defense forces operating under Lugansk took out an IL-76 transport jet with 49 people onboard, just as it was making its descent toward the airport.

“It was hit with a rocket. We believe there were military troops on board,” a spokesman for the militia HQ told RIA Novosti.

The Il-76 is a heavy military transport aircraft that usually has a crew of seven and can transport up to 167 soldiers with weapons.

The downing of the plane overnight Friday was apparently the biggest single loss of Kiev loyalist forces, which has been waging a military crackdown on defiant eastern provinces for three months.

Comments (139)

 

Mark Bradley 19.06.2014 22:40

RankAuthority 15.06.2014 08:18


Your history isn't very good... The French fought beside the American patriots against the British... Yet, you find it strange that Russian brothers across the border a few short miles are willing to join their fellow brothers on the other side of the border to fight for freedom...

  


He knows even less. During the American insurrection against the crown no more than 30% of American subjects of Britain ever actively supported the war. Its possible that even fewer supported total independence. More than 30% in the Donbas support independence.

 

RankAuthority 15.06.2014 08:18

jmbarry 14.06.2014 21:25

. These terrorists of course were Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson and the like..."
These guys were supported by their people. We don't know about Dombas's people. And don't speak about that botched-up "referendum& ;amp;quo t;. It can only fool russians and other brainwashed sheeple.

  

Your history isn't very good... The French fought beside the American patriots against the British... Yet, you find it strange that Russian brothers across the border a few short miles are willing to join their fellow brothers on the other side of the border to fight for freedom...

 

richard 15.06.2014 08:14


Poroshenko and Yatsenyuk have no chance of controlling the mad Svaboda/ Pravy Sektor dogs of war, , Parubiy, Sytch, Yarosh, and Tyahnnybok etc. even if they wanted to. They are embedded in the state mechanism.

Neither can they control the funding behind the ongoing slaughter of innocents by the demonic oligarch Kalamoyskyi. (again, even if they wanted to)

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