All 49 troops onboard Ukrainian military plane killed

A Ukrainian military spokesman has confirmed that all 49 government troops onboard a military cargo plane shot down in the eastern city of Luhansk have died.

This corrects earlier reports by local TV stations that 19 troops had survived the attack.

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Nato 'preparing measures to help Ukraine defend itself'

Nato is preparing measures to help Ukraine defend itself in its stand-off with Russia, the head of the military organisation said.