Friday, October 31, 2014   

14 dead as Ukraine rebels shoot chopper down
(05-29 18:46)

Separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine shot down a military helicopter Thursday, killing 14 troops including an army general, acting President Oleksandr Turchynov told a session of parliament.
"I just received information that near Slavyansk, the terrorists -- using a Russian man-portable air defense system -- shot down our helicopter,'' Turchynov said. "Fourteen of our servicemen died, including General Volodymyr Kulchytskiy.'' --AFP   
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