Fighter jet shot down over rebel-held east Ukraine: AFP

AFP , Thursday 7 Aug 2014

A Ukrainian fighter jet was shot down on Thursday as it flew low over rebel-held territory in the east of the country, an AFP journalist witnessed.

The aircraft crashed into a field after an explosion and the pilot was seen parachuting out in an area some 40 kilometres (25 miles) east of the insurgent bastion of Donetsk.

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