Forty-nine Ukrainian troops killed in plane shot down by rebels - military spokesman

Source: Reuters - Sat, 14 Jun 2014 05:36 GMT
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KIEV, June 14 (Reuters) - Forty-nine Ukrainian military personnel were killed when rebels shot down a cargo plane over the airport of the eastern city of Luhansk overnight, military spokesman Vladislav Seleznov said on Saturday.

Ukraine's defence ministry earlier reported separatist rebels had shot down a military transport aircraft IL-76 carrying troops and supplies. (Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Writing by Aleksandar Vasovic; Editing by Alessandra Prentice)

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