Ukraine military: 49 killed when rebels shot down army plane
KIEV/DONETSK - Forty-nine Ukrainian military personnel were killed when rebels shot down a cargo plane during the night over the airport of the eastern city of Luhansk, a military spokesman said on Saturday.


"On the night of June 13-14, the terrorists...fired from an anti-aircraft weapon and a large calibre machine gun, shooting down an Il-76 military transport aircraft ... as it was about to land," the Defense Ministry said in a statement.


It gave no death toll but a military spokesman, Vladislav Seleznyov, later said by telephone that 49 had been killed. (Reuters)