Ukraine prosecutor says 49 dead as rebels down plane

June 14, 2014 2:46 PM

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Ukraine prosecutor says 49 dead as rebels down plane

KIEV, Ukraine – Pro-Russian separatists shot down a military transport plane Saturday in the country's restive east, killing all 49 service personnel on board, Ukrainian officials said.

It was a bitter setback for Ukrainian forces, which have struggled to suppress an armed insurgency by foes of the new government.

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