CNN: Massive Explosion Over Kyiv Was Russians Shooting Down Ukrainian Air Force Su-27 [UPDATE]

UPDATE: CNN reported Thursday night that the massive explosion seen over Ukraine’s capitol city of Kyiv was from a Russian anti-air battery parked in the city’s suburbs shooting down a Ukrainian Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jet.

Viral posts on social media initially claimed the explosion was from Ukrainians shooting down a Russian plane.

Videos show what appears to be flares falling to the ground together with a giant ball of fire.

Explosion starts at 45 seconds:

There was another incident earlier where Russian helicopters were allegedly filmed dodging Ukrainian anti-air missiles with perfectly timed flares. 

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