A Ukrainian general and 13 servicemen were killed Thursday when pro-Russian rebels shot down a military helicopter near Slovyansk in the restive eastern regions of Ukraine, according to outgoing president Oleksandr Turchynov.
The interim president told Ukraine's parliament that the chopper carrying Gen. Volodymyr Kultchitsky was brought down by anti-aircraft fire operated by insurgents, Interfax Ukraine reports.
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