August 9, 2008 / 8:48 AM / 10 years ago

Russia confirms lost 2 warplanes in S.Ossetia-Ifax

MOSCOW, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Russia confirmed on Saturday that Georgian forces had shot down two of its warplanes over Georgia’s breakaway region of South Ossetia, the Interfax news agency said.

The agency quoted a spokesman for Russian peacekeeping forces as saying a Su-25 fighter jet and a TU-22 bomber had been shot down. "The fate of pilots is now being investigated," the spokesman told Interfax. (Writing by Oleg Shchedrov; Editing by Jon Boyle)



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