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Helicopter shot down in Ukraine by separatists 'leaves 14 dead'

Fourteen Ukrainians, including an army general, are dead after pro-Russian rebels shot down a helicopter over the city of Slovyansk, the country's acting president said.

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Ukraine president: 'Terrorists' shot down helicopter

Ukraine's acting President has told the country's parliament that "terrorists" armed with anti-aircraft missiles were responsible for shooting down a military helicopter near the town of Slaviansk.

Fourteen servicemen, including a general, reportedly died in the attack in the east of the country.

"I have just received information that terrorists using Russian anti-aircraft missiles shot down our helicopter near Slaviansk. It had been ferrying servicemen for a change of duty," Oleksandr Turchinov said.

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