Moscow: 'Kiev allegations that Russian jet downed Ukrainian plane is absurd'
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Russia has dismissed as absurd, Kiev's claims that it had shot down a Ukrainian warplane over its territory.
A high-ranking representative of the Russian defense ministry, who was speaking on condition of anonymity, said the accusation is like all previous claims by Kiev authorities. Earlier, Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council said a military plane from the air force of the Russian federation carried out a rocket strike on a Ukrainian airforce SU-25. It added that the pilot of the downed fighter jet managed to eject, and was later evacuated by Ukrainian forces.