Ukraine says transport plane shot down by rocket "probably" fired from Russia

by Reuters
Monday, 14 July 2014 13:53 GMT

KIEV, July 14 (Reuters) - Ukraine's defence minister said on Monday that a Ukrainian AN-26 military transport plane, taking part in the military campaign against separatist rebels, had been shot down by a rocket which was "probably" fired from Russian territory, the presidential website said.

Some members of the crew had been in contact with the army's general staff, the minister, Colonel General Valery Heletey, was quoted as saying. There was no word on casualties.

(Writing by Richard Balmforth; Editing by Alison Williams)

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