Two pilots of crashed Russian fighter jets rescued
The pilots were brought up on board rescue choppers and their conditions are satisfactory, the ministry said in a statement.
Earlier, the ministry said the two planes of the Russian Air Force collided while maneuvering during a training flight over the Sea of Japan at 8:07 a.m. Moscow time (0507 GMT). It said the planes performed the flights without ammunition and the crews managed to eject safely.
The Su-34 is Russia's all-weather supersonic medium-range fighter-bomber. It first flew in 1990 and has been in service with the Russian Air Force since 2014. ■