Ukraine military says it has shot down five fighter jets and a helicopter belonging to Russia.
This follows an earlier attack on Ukraine based on the order of President Valdimir Putin of Russia.
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“Attacks on border units, border detachments and checkpoints are carried out with the use of artillery, heavy equipment and small arms. The work of enemy sabotage and reconnaissance groups is also recorded,” ,” the agency said in a statement.
The statement was issued as a Ukrainian interior ministry official reported the fall of the previously government-held town of Shchastya, on the eastern frontline with a rebel-held enclave.