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Ukraine says military aircraft hit by gunfire while on recon mission

Published on Apr 23, 2014 1:03 AM

KIEV (REUTERS) - A Ukrainian military aircraft was hit by gunfire on Tuesday while on a reconnaissance flight over the eastern city of Slaviansk, which is in the hands of armed pro-Russian separatists, the Defence Ministry said.

Several bullets struck the Antonov An-30 turboprop spotter plane but it was able to land safely, the ministry said in a statement.