Kremlin-backed insurgents shoot down military plane in Luhansk, killing 49 (VIDEO, UPDATES)

Author: Kyiv Post All articles by this author

More about Kyiv Post

Jun. 14, 2014 18:00
215 159
A member of pro-Russian separatist forces looks through the debris on the outskirts of Lugansk June 14, 2014 of an IL-76 transporter which was taken down by pro-Russian rebels early on June 14. Ukraine's new Western-backed President Petro Poroshenko vowed Saturday to deliver an "adequate response" to pro-Russian rebels who downed a military transport plane, killing 49 troops. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL MIHAILESCU
Photo by AFP

Kremlin-backed insurgents used surface-to-air weapons to shoot down a military cargo plane as it was landing overnight on June 13-14 at the Luhansk airport in eastern Ukraine, killing 49 servicemen, according to a military spokesman.

Exclusive article

To support independent journalism in Ukraine and gain access to this Kyiv Post exclusive article, please subscribe.

A Kyiv Post digital subscription is only $1.15 per week - the price of a cup of coffee!

Why support us? There are five reasons to subscribe to Kyiv Post.

Learn More
Subscribe now

215 159

The Kyiv Post is hosting comments to foster lively public debate through the Disqus system. Criticism is fine, but stick to the issues. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks will be removed from the site. The Kyiv Post will ban flagrant violators. If you think that a comment or commentator should be banned, please flag the offending material.

comments powered by Disqus

Read more in {{sectionName}} section

All in {{sectionName}} section