Ukrainian military helicopter shot down over rebel-controlled eastern town of slaviansk: ministry

Mon May 5, 2014 10:01am EDT

(Reuters) - A Ukrainian military helicopter was shot down near the pro-Russian rebel-controlled eastern town of Slaviansk on Monday, but the pilots survived, the Defense Ministry said.

The helicopter, an Mi-24, which came under fire from a heavy machine gun, crashed into a river. The ministry said in a statement the crew were evacuated to a nearby camp but did not give any detail of their condition.

At least three other helicopters have been shot down by pro-Russian rebels since uprisings began in eastern parts of the country early this year. nL6N0NR2OU

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barenski wrote:
are they pissed because there’s no TV?

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barenski wrote:
I don’t think they are separatists, I think they just want Russian TV but never heard of satellite, apparently

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