: :inin Kyiv (EET)

NSDC says Ukrainian warplanes could have been downed from Russian territory


Anti-aircraft missiles that were used to shot down two Ukrainian Su-25 fighter aircraft near the border with Russia on Wednesday could have been launched from Russian territory.
The spokesman for the information and analytical center of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), Andriy Lysenko, said this at a briefing in Kyiv on Wednesday, a Ukrinform correspondent reported.
“According to preliminary reports, the missiles were launched from the territory of the Russian Federation,” Lysenko said.
He said that the planes had been downed at an altitude of 5.2 kilometers. The MANPADS owned by terrorists do not have this range of destruction, he said.
“There is still no final information on who did it. As soon we have information on who did it, there will be an adequate response,” Lysenko said.
He said that the investigation was currently underway.
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23.07.2014 17:48

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