#BREAKING: Two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down in east: military
— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) July 23, 2014
So what will the conspiracy theorists who try to disavow militants or Russia’s responsibility in the passenger plane downing try to say now? The separatists admit they shot down planes before the downing of the passenger plane and now they admit they shot down these planes. But conspiracy theorists want to push the Russian backed militansts don’t have the capability?
Via Globe and Mail:
Pro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets on Wednesday, not far from where a Malaysian airliner was brought down last week in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers on board.
A spokesman for Ukraine’s military operations said the planes were downed near Savur Mogila, a burial mound in the Shaktersky region where a memorial marks ambushes by the Soviet army on occupying Nazis during the Second World War.
He said he did not have any information about the pilots.
Igor Strelkov, who is now in charge of the rebel ranks in the eastern city of Donetsk, said the separatists had brought down one plane and that the pilot had ejected. He gave no further details.