The helicopter was rotating troops into a checkpoint in Slovyansk when it was shot down by a portable air defense missile. Kiev accuses Russia of fomenting the attack, a charge the Russians vehemently deny.
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — Ukraine's armed forces suffered devastating new losses Thursday, underlining the scale of the challenge the country faces in quelling a guerrilla-style insurgency that has proven to be agile and ruthless.
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