04/22/2014 12:12 pm ET Updated Jun 22, 2014

Ukraine: Military Aircraft Hit By Gunfire In Country's East

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KIEV, April 22 (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.

(Reporting by Alastair Macdonald; Editing by Angus MacSwan)