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Things in east Ukraine have spiraled out of control. Moments ago Itar Tass reported that there has been a shoot out at the separatists-controlled airport in the city of Kramatorsk where according to on the ground witnesses, four Su-27 fighter jets have allegedly opened fire at the local airfield. It is unclear who the unidentified warplanes belong to although Itar Tass notes that one of the jets was allegedly taken down, so there should be confirmation shortly. Eyewitnesses also add that there are victims and an ambulance has been sent to the scene.
Itar-Tass also adds that according to the newspaper "News Kramatorsk" three helicopters were circling over Kramatorsk.
Elsewhere, RIA adds that Ukraine troops have now successfully regained control of the same airport.
Here is a photo of one of the fighters seen circling above Kramatorsk.
Shots are being fired at the airdrome near the city of Kramatorsk, Donetsk Oblast, and one fighter plane has been shot down, witnesses report from the scene.
As follows from what the people say four fighter planes, presumably Sukhoi-27 were hovering over Kramatorsk. At a certain point they opened fire at the local airdrome. Who commanded the planes and who downed the fighter remains unclear. Witnesses claim there have been casualties at the airdrome. An ambulance is on the way to the scene.
Al Jazeera's Kim Vinnell, reporting from the ground on Tuesday, said military aircraft were despatched from Izyum to Kramatorsk to bring the seized airfield there back under the government control.
Russian media was circulating unconfirmed reports of casualties. Russian news agency Itar-Tass later reported, citing witnesses from the scene, that one of four Ukrainian military jets has been shot down.
However, Oleksandr Turchynov, Ukraine's acting president said Kramatorsk airfield was regained from pro-Russian armed rebels, Interfax news agency reported.
There were also reports of Ukrainian military vehicles entering the eastern city of Slovyansk.
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I am also combing multiple news sources for any type of confirmation.
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