Two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down in east: military

A pro-Russia separatist stands next to bodies of crew members lying next to a destroyed Ukrainian tank in the northern outskirts of city of Donetsk, on July 22, 2014.

KIEV - Two Ukrainian military jets were shot down Wednesday over rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine, a Ukrainian military spokesman told AFP.

"Two Sukhoi Ukrainian fighter jets have been shot down. The fate of the pilots is not known," spokesman Oleksiy Dmytrashkivsky said, adding that the jets were brought down near close to the town of Snizhne.