A Dutch cargo plane loaded with coffins holding the bodies of some of the Malaysian Airlines plane passengers, leaves for the Netherlands from Kharkiv airport, Ukraine, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP Photo/ Olga Ivashchenko)
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Pro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets on Wednesday, not far from where a Malaysian airliner was brought down last week in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers on board.Igor Strelkov, who is now in charge of the rebel ranks in the eastern city of Donetsk, said the separatists had brought down one plane and that the pilot had ejected.Fierce fighting raged near the rebels' two main centres in Donetsk and nearby Luhansk, where they have been pushed back by Ukrainian government forces, who have taken control of villages and suburbs around the cities.
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