Military plane shot down by rocket in eastern Ukraine as fighting intensifies

July 14, 2014 3:06 PM

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Military plane shot down by rocket in eastern Ukraine as fighting intensifies

A Ukrainian military transport plane was shot down Monday along the country's eastern border with Russia as fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels intensified.

The Ukrainian military stepped up efforts to retake more territory in the city of Luhansk from the weakening insurgency, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry said Monday. Government defense officials said their troops have taken control of several villages on the fringe of Luhansk and reopened a corridor ...

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