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Russia says it has shot down three Ukrainian war planes

(Reuters) - The Russian Defence Ministry said on Saturday that its air defence forces had shot down three Ukrainian war planes.

The Russian military shot down two MIG-29 planes in the Mikolayiv region and one Su-25 fighter jet in the Kharkiv region, the ministry said in a statement.

There was no immediate comment from Ukraine.

(Reporting by Reuters; Editing by David Clarke)