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

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June 14, 2014, 6 p.m. | Ukraine — by Kyiv Post

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

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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.

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