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Ukranian military helicopter shot down by rebels

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 01:10 a.m. HST, May 29, 2014



KIEV, Ukraine >> Ukraine's acting president says 14 soldiers, including a general, have been killed when their helicopter was shot down by rebels in eastern Ukraine. 

Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov said rebels used a portable air defense missile Thursday to down the helicopter over the city of Slovyansk in eastern Ukraine.

He told parliament that Gen. Volodymyr Kulchitsky was among those who died.






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