Anti-aircraft missiles that were used to shot down two Ukrainian Su-25 fighter planes near the border with Russia on Wednesday could have been launched from Russian territory, Andriy Lysenko, the spokesman for the information and analytical center of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), said at a briefing in Kyiv on Wednesday.
‘According to preliminary reports, the missiles were launched from the territory of the Russian Federation,’ ukrinform.ua quotes Mr Lysenko as saying.
He said that the planes had been downed at an altitude of 5.2 kilometers. The MANPADS owned by terrorists do not have such range of destruction, he stressed.
‘There is still no information on who did it. As soon we get it, there will be an adequate response,’ the spokesman said. The investigation is currently in progress, he added.