Saturday, October 15, 2016
Report: Ukrainian Helicoper Shot Down Over Rebel-Held Area Had NATO Instructors On Board
TASS: Helicopter downed by Donbass militia reportedly had NATO instructors on board
According to the DPR sources, the helicopter landed on the outskirts of the Krasnogorovka settlement, and that area is now locked down
DONETSK, October 14. /TASS/. The militia command of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has received information that the helicopter downed by the militia on Thursday, was carrying some instructors from NATO’s member states, the DPR Operations Command Spokesman Eduard Basurin told journalists on Friday.
"There were several military instructors from NATO member states onboard during the combat flight," the Donetsk News Agency quoted Basurin as saying. According to the DPR sources, the helicopter landed on the outskirts of the Krasnogorovka settlement. Sources in the command elaborated that the area was locked down and mobile communication was turned off.
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Update: Pro-Russian rebels shoot down helicopter 'with NATO officials on board' over rebel-held eastern Ukraine (Mirror)
WNU Editor: There has been no word or confirmation from NATO that these reports are true.