2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

Pro-Russia fighters stand on guard as the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) delegation arrives at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines jet near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Friday, July 18, 2014.  Representatives from OSCE and four Ukrainian experts have traveled into rebel-controlled areas to begin an investigation into the downing of the Malaysia Airlines plane on Wednesday and the deaths of all its passengers and crew.  (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
Pro-Russia fighters stand on guard as the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) delegation arrives at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines jet near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Friday, July 18, 2014. Representatives from OSCE and four Ukrainian experts have traveled into rebel-controlled areas to begin an investigation into the downing of the Malaysia Airlines plane on Wednesday and the deaths of all its passengers and crew. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) – Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country’s Defense Ministry.

The Sukhoi-25 fighters were shot down 1:30 p.m. local time Wednesday over an area called Savur Mogila.

Defense Ministry spokesman Oleksiy Dmitrashkovsky says the planes may have been carrying up to two crew members each.

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