Ukraine says contact lost with military transport plane over rebel area

KIEV Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:48am EDT

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KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian security officials said on Monday that contact had been lost with an An-26 military transport plane near Luhansk in east Ukraine where there is heavy fighting between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels.

"Today, at around lunchtime, contact with this plane was lost. I cannot add anything more," Oleksiy Dmytrashkivsky, a spokesman for the government's "anti-terrorist operation", said.

(Reporting by Natalya Zinets, Writing by Richard Balmforth, Editing by Timothy Heritage)

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“Today, at around lunchtime, contact with this plane was lost. I cannot add anything more,” Oleksiy Dmytrashkivsky, a spokesman for the government’s “anti-terrorist operation”, said.
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I can add more. According to the rebels, it was shot down with shoulder-fired SAM and crashed. 3 parachutes were observed. Also they claim 2 SU-25 ground attack planes shot down, at least one confirmed crashed.

Jul 14, 2014 9:52am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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