Thursday, May 29, 2014

Ukrainian Military Helicopter Shot Down Killing Top General And Thirteen Soldiers

Ukrainian Military Helicopter Shot Down, 14 Dead, President Says -- CNN

Donetsk, Ukraine (CNN) -- At least 14 people, including a general, were killed Thursday when a Ukrainian military helicopter was shot down by "terrorists" near Slovyansk, acting President Oleksandr Turchynov told Parliament.

Turchynov said the chopper, which was carrying soldiers for a troop rotation, was shot down using a Russian rocket-propelled grenade launcher.

Militants in the rebel stronghold claimed responsibility for downing the helicopter, a spokesman for the militants said. The aircraft had flown there from Kramatorsk, he said, where the Ukrainian military has a substantial presence.

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More News Reports On A Ukrainian Military Helicopter Being Shot Down Leaving 14 Troops And A General Dead

Ukraine separatists down army helicopter, 14 killed -- Reuters
Rebels down helicopter; another big loss for Kiev -- Washington Post/AP
Ukraine army helicopter shot down near Sloviansk -- BBC
General Among 14 Killed in Ukraine as Rebels Down Copter -- NYT
Ukraine military helicopter shot down, leaving 14 troops and general dead -- FOX News
Ukraine: general reportedly among dead as rebels down helicopter -- The Guardian
Ukraine rebels down helicopter, 14 dead -- SKY News
Military helicopter downed in eastern Ukraine -- Deutsche Welle
Ukraine general dies as helicopter shot down -- Al Jazeera
14 military killed in chopper downed in E. Ukraine - acting president -- RT
Ukrainian General, 13 More Troops Killed as Helicopter Shot Down Near Slaviansk -- RIA Novosoti
Obituary: Major General Serhiy Kulchytsky -- BBC

1 comment:

James said...

Got'em with a rpg. Well watching the videos indicated this was going to happen. Both sides show a lot of inexperience, both using and countering air attacks, particularly helicopters.