Two Ukrainian Fighter Jets Shot Down by Pro-Russia Separatists

Pro-Russia separatists shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets in the Shaktersky region of Eastern Ukraine on Wednesday.
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Pro-Russia separatists shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets in the Shaktersky region of Eastern Ukraine on Wednesday. The fighter jets were shot out of the sky only a week after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed in the same region, killing all 298 passengers on board. It is not yet clear what happened to the pilots of the Sukhol-25 fighter jets. According to the Associated Press, Defense Ministry spokesperson Oleksy Dmitraschkovsky said each plane could have had up to two members on board. Fighting continues to rage on in Donetsk and Luhansk. Rebels have retreated to the city centers as Ukrainian government forces regained control of the surrounding villages and suburbs on Tuesday. According to Thomson Reuters, local health officials said 432 people have been killed and 1,015 wounded since Russia's annexation of the Crimea region. TheStreet's Julie Cerullo reports from New York.