Rebels Kill 14 Downing Ukraine Chopper as Russia Sees War

May 29, 2014 7:40 PM

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Pro-Russian rebels downed a military helicopter in eastern Ukraine, killing a general and 13 troops, as a spokesman for U.S. President Barack Obama blamed “outside” assistance in providing weapons.

Insurgents shot down a Mi-8 transport chopper with a shoulder-fired missile amid heavy fighting in Slovyansk, 100 miles (160 kilometers) from the Russian border, Speaker Oleksandr Turchynov told Ukraine’s parliament today. The insurgents also attacked a military base near Luhansk, according to the N...

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