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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.

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Ukrainian separatists scour shot plane for ammunition

The rebel shoulders were scoured the debris for ammunition. Credit: Reuters

Russian separatists in Ukraine shoot down an army transport plane in eastern Ukraine, killing 49 people. President Petro Poroshenko promised an "adequate" response to the attack.

The debris scattered across several hundred metres. Credit: Reuters

Charred debris was scattered for hundreds of metres over the sloping wheat field where the plane came down overnight near Novohannivka, a village 12 miles southeast of Luhansk.

Pro-Russian separatists walk at the site of the crash of the II-76 army transport plane in Luhansk. Credit: Reuters

A platoon of rebel forces clad in camouflage fatigues scoured through the ruins for ammunition that had been intended for the government forces in east Ukraine.

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