August 21, 2014
Ukrainian MI-24 shot down by terrorists. The pilots catapulted
This was reported by NSDC Information Center spokesman Andriy Lysenko during traditional press briefing in Kyiv.
The military operation on liberation of the towns Donetsk, Luhansk, Ilovaisk, Krasniy Luch, Shahtarsk, Torez, Snizhne, Zugres, Horlivka and Stanychno-Luhanske from terrorists continues.
During the assault Ukrainian militants destroyed 2 tanks and 2 ‘Grad’ systems of terrorists. The latter used the military equipment to shell the positions of the ATO forces and residential areas.
Hostilities continue in separate areas of Ilivaisk [Donetsk oblast]. Currently Ukrainian militants successfully repel the attacks of terrorists. The ATO forces have got reinforcement this day.
In Luhansk oblast near the village of Novosvitlivka terrorists downed the helicopter of Ukrainian Air forces MI-24 that was on its way back after performance of military task. The two pilots catapulted. Their fate is unknown yet.
During the last 24 hours the ATO forces had 30 atmed clashes with terrorists in areas of number of settlements in Luhansk and Donetsk oblast.
Russian militants continue to shell positions of the ATO forces from territory of RF. Moreover, every day border guards register flying of reconnaissance drones over the settlements along the coas of the Azov Sea and also over the places of location of the ATO forces.
Source: National Security and Defense Council