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Kiev accuses pro-Russian separatists of shooting down MiG-29 fighter jet in contested Luhansk region. Al Jazeera's Emma Hayward reports from eastern Ukraine
Fierce fighting continues in eastern Ukraine, with Kyiv claiming it now has the upper hand against pro-Russian separatists.
The government said it is pressing forward in the key city of Luhansk which has been under rebel control for months.
Ukrainian troops have been closing in on Luhansk from the outskirts, but have not previously been able to get forces inside the city limits.